Senate Health and Human Services Committee
to meet Thursday


STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to meet virtually Thursday for hearings on several bills.

The committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m. via WebEx.

Among the bills on the committee’s calendar are:

·         2022-S 2325 — Sponsored by Sen. Alana M. DiMario (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown), this bill would create a state requirement that health insurance companies and Medicaid provide coverage for FDA-approved COVID-19 home testing kits.

·         2022-S 2202— This bill sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin allows women who give birth while enrolled in Medicaid/RIte Care to remain covered by Medicaid for 12 continuous months after giving birth instead of the current 60 days postpartum coverage.

·         2202-S 2328 — Sponsored by Sen. Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick), this bill would authorize licensed physical therapists to perform physical therapy services to student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student’s IEP or IFSP.

This meeting will be streamed live online by Capitol Television at  All public testimony for this hearing will be virtual. Written testimony can be submitted to the committee by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Requests to provide verbal testimony virtually must be submitted at this link by 4 p.m. Wednesday.