Two key health bills were recently heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, one concerning consent for HIV-related tests and the other concerning wellness programs for health care professionals. Both bills passed unanimously and moved onto the Senate Rules Committee.     House Bill 2433, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Amish Shah … Read more

A bill concerning the regulation of emergency medical services (EMS) transporting patients recently crossed over from the House into the Senate Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, and passed with an 8-0 vote.     House Bill 2431, sponsored by Rep. Amish Shah (D– Phoenix) would prohibit an emergency medical care technician (EMCT) from counseling … Read more

The legislative session is at about the halfway point and lawmakers are working to advance their health bills—some of which are included below. The last day for each chamber to consider its own bills was last Friday. Also in this newsletter: insight on bipartisanship and policy priorities from Rep. Shah, a conversation on hospital capacity … Read more

Rep. Amish Shah (D – Phoenix) told State of Reform about some of his key legislative priorities this session, including bills concerning anti-discrimination, affordable housing, maternal health, and emergency medical services. He said he is optimistic about these bills going far in the legislative process, especially the ones that have bipartisan support.     As … Read more