The 2024 Maryland Legislative session ended at midnight on April 8th, 2024.
Health Choice Maryland was active in supporting or opposing 15+ bills relating to protecting health (especially for children), health freedom, food safety, protecting our farmland and compensation for those injured by COVID vaccination.
A summary of the outcomes for some of those bills is given below.
  • Most notably, the long contested bill allowing Pharmacists to vaccinate minors passed albeit the age was raised from 3 years to 7 years. Parental consent is required.
  • A new protocol for testing for sepsis at hospitals and urgent care centers also passed. It remains to be seen if these will be invasive and unnecessary measures.
  • The most troubling bill that passed was titled Legally Protected Health Care Gender-Affirming Treatment. We asked for minors under the age of 18 to be excluded from such treatments and there was excellent testimony in opposition to the bill. More recently, mainstream media notables like Dr. Phil, Bill Maher, Megan Kelly and others have been speaking out against the scandal of trans ideology and irreversible medical procedures perpetrated on minors [1]. Legislators have done a great disservice to children and youth with this law.
  • A bill to recognize and compensate essential personnel who were Covid vaccine injured did not pass.
On the positive side:
  • A bill to test and label baby food for toxic heavy metals passed ( But other bills regarding the labeling of gene-edited foods as well as prohibiting certain chemicals and toxic ingredients in food did not pass).
  • A right to try investigational treatments bill also passed. This is supportive of health choice.

This is a brief synopsis of some legislative outcomes. If you would like a spreadsheet of the bills we tracked and the outcomes, email us at [email protected]

Thank you to those who took the time and effort to call or write to legislators. And remember, this is an election year so choose your representatives carefully.
[1] starting at the 54 minute mark.