Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Department of health matters. Repeals the expiration provision for the office of minority health and the birth problems registry. Specifies various ways in which a hospital board may be named. Extends eligibility for the hearing aid assistance program (program) to a child who is at least three years of age and less than seven years of age. Removes: (1) a requirement for the program that reimbursement is unavailable from specific third sources in order to be eligible for the program; and (2) the state department of health's ability to use internal and external resources to administer the program and registration Department of health matters. Repeals the expiration provision for the office of minority health and the birth problems registry. Specifies various ways in which a hospital board may be named. Extends eligibility for the hearing aid assistance program (program) to a child who is at least three years of age and less than seven years of age. Removes: (1) a requirement for the program that reimbursement is unavailable from specific third sources in order to be eligible for the program; and (2) the state department of health's ability to use internal and external resources to administer the program and registration by external entities. Raises the maximum amount that can be reimbursed for a hearing aid under the program from $1,500 to $2,000. Provides that in cases in which food is believed to be adulterated or so misbranded as to be dangerous or fraudulent, the commissioner or the commissioner's agent may mark food to give notice that the food has been detained or embargoed for not more than 15 days. (Current law allows the food to be detained or embargoed for five days.) Provides that if an individual files a complaint under certain food safety laws concerning an issue related to food safety or a food borne illness, certain personal information of the individual is confidential. ... View more