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Maryland General Assembly 2023 Legislative Session

The Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA) educates and advocates for the optimal health and wellness of rural Marylanders at the federal, state, and local levels. Want to get involved or ask MRHA for support; please get in touch with Jonathan Dayton, MRHA Executive Director, at

2023 Maryland General Assembly Priorities


  • HB0008: Counties and State Legislative Districts – Food Environment Reports
  • SB0003/HB0271: 9–8–8 Trust Fund – Funding
  • SB0101/HB0048: Maryland Medical Assistance Program – Collaborative Care Model Services – Implementation and Reimbursement Expansion
  • SB0108: Health Insurance – Annual Behavioral Health Wellness Visits – Coverage and Reimbursement
  • SB0078: Health Occupations – Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses – Temporary Licensure, Certification, Registration, and Permitting
  • HB0028 – Income Tax – Credit for Caregivers of Senior Family Members
  • SB0281/HB0214: Commission on Public Health – Establishment 
  • SB0255/HB0322: Public Health – Home- and Community-Based Services for Children and Youth 
  • SB0283/HB0418: Mental Health – Workforce Development – Fund Established 
  • SB0187/HB0454: Health Occupations – Licenses, Certificates, and Registrations – Immigrants
  • SB0201/HB0082: Maryland Medical Assistance and Children’s Health Insurance Programs – School-Based Behavioral Health Services – Reimbursement
  • SB0154: Public Health – Mental Health Advance Directives – Awareness and Statewide Database
  • HB0501: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Homeownership Program and Fund– Established
  • SB0534: Preserve Telehealth Access Act of 2023
  • SB0511/HB0596: Health and Human Services Transportation Improvement Act of 2023
  • SB0498/HB0297: Rural Health Collaborative Pilot Repeal and Mid Shore Health Improvement Coalition Funding
  • SB0121/HB1247: More Opportunities for Career-Focused Students Act of 2023
  • SB0551/HB0546: Education – Service Year Option Program – Establishment
  • SB0774: Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program and Advisory Committee –Establishment pathways
  • SB0582/HB1148: Behavioral Health Care – Treatment and Access (Behavioral Health Model for Maryland)
  • SB0493/HB0675: Commission to Study Trauma Center Funding in Maryland
  • SB0669: Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Program Workgroup
  • SB0601/HB0814: Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – State–Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program – Sunset Repeal
  • SB0026/HB0111: Maryland Medical Assistance Program, Maryland Children’s Health Program, and Workgroup on Low-Income Utility Assistance

Support w/Amendments:

  • SB0387/HB0274: Task Force on Reducing Emergency Department Wait Times


  • SB0532/HB0667 Criminal Law – Overdosing in Public – Prohibition


  • SB0202/HB0279: Prescription Drug Affordability Board – Upper Payment Limits
  • SB0159/HB0162: Firearms – Maryland Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearm Registry – Establishment

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