Maine LD 560: An Act Regarding Patient Information Under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act

LD 560 (subjects: HEALTH CARE SERVICES , DELIVERY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=560&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Diane Russell of Portland: (D – District 39) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/26/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
6/8/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-330)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-330) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-330), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/10/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/11/2015 Senate On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ENACTMENT, in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/16/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence. Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 261 21 Yeas – 14 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
6/30/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 399V
120 having voted in the affirmative and 25 in the negative, with 6 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate LD 560 In Senate, June 30, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 20 In Favor and 15 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 560 as originally introduced. L.D. 560 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-330) .

An Act Regarding Patient Information Under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act

CONCEPT DRAFT

SUMMARY

This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

This bill proposes to amend the registration process for patients under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act by:

1. Requiring medical providers to send only the date of birth of a qualifying patient and the zip code of that patient’s residence to the Department of Health and Human Services;

2. Requiring the department to assign a unique identifying number for that qualifying patient and notify the medical provider of that number; and

3. Requiring the medical provider to issue the qualifying patient a card with the qualifying patient’s unique identifying number.

A qualifying patient is required to provide the card to a registered dispensary or primary caregiver in order to obtain prepared marijuana.

This bill also proposes to require registered dispensaries and primary caregivers to submit monthly reports to the department showing transfers of prepared marijuana to qualifying patients, using only the unique identifying number assigned by the department to identify the qualifying patient. Other information about the qualifying patient is only released in compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


In The News…

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