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S.37

An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Sen. Virginia Lyons, Sen. Ruth Hardy, Sen. Alison Clarkson, Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale , Sen. Philip Baruth, Sen. Christopher Bray, Sen. Brian Campion, Sen. Thomas Chittenden, Sen. Ann Cummings, Sen. Martine Gulick, Sen. Wendy Harrison, Sen. Nader Hashim, Sen. M. Jane Kitchel, Sen. Richard McCormack, Sen. Andrew Perchlik, Sen. Richard Sears, Sen. Tanya Vyhovsky, Sen. Anne Watson, Sen. Rebecca White, Sen. Irene Wrenner
3/17/2023 - Read 3rd time & passed
Sponsor(s)
Last Recorded Action
Senate 3/17/2023 - Read 3rd time & passed
Bill/Resolution Text

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An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Detailed Status

Regular Session 2023-2024
Body Date Journal Calendar Location Full Status
An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Roll Call History

Regular Session 2023-2024
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An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:15 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Walk-through

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

High Level Provider Overview

Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Erica Gibson, Adolescent Medicine Division and Vt. Child Health Improvement Project, University of Vermont Medical Center
Lucy Leriche, Vice President of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Polly Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
10:30 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Office of Professional Regulation, Industry, and Insurance Overview

Lauren Layman, Staff Attorney, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
Renee Johannensen, MD, West Windsor
David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
Ashley Berliner, Director of Medicaid Policy, Department of Vermont Health Access
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Educational Institutions

Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
Patricia Turley, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges, Office of the Chancellor
Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
Mary Hahn Beerworth, Executive Director, Vermont Right to Life
9:40 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Discussion

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
9:50 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Vermont Department of Health Update

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
10:15 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

OBGYN Resident Testimony

Gnendy Indig, OBGYN Resident, University of Vermont Medical Center
Mackenzie Delzer, OBGYN Resident, University of Vermont Medical Center
10:30 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Green Mountain Care Board

Kathryn O'Neill, Health Services Researcher, Green Mountain Care Board
Lindsay Kill, Data Analytics and Information Chief, Green Mountain Care Board
11:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Discussion

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Pregnancy Services Centers

Carly Thomsen, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Middlebury College
Anna Benvenuto, Regional Medical Director, Porter Medical Center
Christel Tonoki, Student, University of Vermont
10:30 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Marschall Smith, Exective Director, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission
Rick Masters, Legal Counsel, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission
11:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Jamie Feehan, Government Relations Director, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
11:15 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Ethics of Information for Patients

Cindy Bruzzese, Executive Director & Clinical Ethicist, Vermont Ethics Network
11:45 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Vermont Department of Health

David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:35 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Pregnancy Services Centers

Joanie Praamsma, Executive Director, The Women's Center, Middlebury
Jean Marie Davis, Executive Director, Branches Pregnancy Resource Center
Deb Couture, Executive Director, Aspire Now
11:40 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Discussion

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Friday, February 17, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Mark Up

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
Ginger Irish, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
10:40 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Mark Up

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:40 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Attorney General's Office

Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Sarah Aceves, Assistant Attorney General, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
10:50 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Renee McGuinness, Member, Vermont Family Alliance
11:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Office of Professional Regulation

Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
11:30 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
8:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Ginger Irish, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

Friday, February 24, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
9:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Committee Discussion and Vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
11:20 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Mark Up and Possible Vote

Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
10:00 AM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Committee Discussion and Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
3:15 PM

S.37 - An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Committee Discussion and Possible Vote

Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel

An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2023-2024
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
Senate Committee on Health and Welfare
  • Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Sarah Aceves, Assistant Attorney General, Public Protection Division, Attorney General's Office
  • Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
  • Mary Hahn Beerworth, Executive Director, Vermont Right to Life
  • Anna Benvenuto, Regional Medical Director, Porter Medical Center
  • Ashley Berliner, Director of Medicaid Policy, Department of Vermont Health Access
  • Cindy Bruzzese, Executive Director & Clinical Ethicist, Vermont Ethics Network
  • Clare Buckley, Lobbyist, MVP Healthcare
  • Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Counsel
  • Charity Clark, Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
  • Deb Couture, Executive Director, Aspire Now
  • Polly Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
  • Jean Marie Davis, Executive Director, Branches Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Mackenzie Delzer, OBGYN Resident, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • David Englander, Senior Policy & Legal Advisor, Department of Health
  • Jamie Feehan, Government Relations Director, American Property and Casualty Insurance Association
  • Erica Gibson, Adolescent Medicine Division and Vt. Child Health Improvement Project, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • David Herlihy, Executive Director, Vermont Board of Medical Practice
  • Lauren Hibbert, Deputy Secretary of State, Secretary of State's Office
  • Gnendy Indig, OBGYN Resident, University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Ginger Irish, Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)
  • Renee Johannensen, MD, West Windsor
  • Lindsay Kill, Data Analytics and Information Chief, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Wendy Koenig, Federal and State Relations and Legislative Liaison, University of Vermont
  • Lauren Layman, Staff Attorney, Office of Professional Regulation, Secretary of State's Office
  • Lucy Leriche, Vice President of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
  • Katherine Levasseur, Director of External & Government Affairs, Vermont State Colleges
  • Rick Masters, Legal Counsel, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission
  • Renee McGuinness, Member, Vermont Family Alliance
  • Kathryn O'Neill, Health Services Researcher, Green Mountain Care Board
  • Joanie Praamsma, Executive Director, The Women's Center, Middlebury
  • Marschall Smith, Exective Director, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission
  • Sara Teachout, Director, Government, Public and Media Relations, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Carly Thomsen, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Middlebury College
  • Christel Tonoki, Student, University of Vermont
  • Patricia Turley, General Counsel, Vermont State Colleges, Office of the Chancellor

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An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Committee of Conference Meetings

Regular Session 2023-2024
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to access to legally protected health care activity and regulation of health care providers

Committee of Conference Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2023-2024
No committee of conference meeting history found for S.37 in the Regular Session 2023-2024.
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Act

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Amerin Aborjaily, Legislative Counsel
Jennifer Carbee, Director and Chief Counsel

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