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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Order S.2917 192nd (2021 - 2022)

Order relative to authorizing the joint committee on Health Care Financing to make an investigation and study of certain current Senate documents relative to health care financing

Senate, June 9, 2022 -- The committee on Health Care Financing, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 740) of Harriette L. Chandler, James B. Eldridge, Patrick M. O'Connor, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove barriers to care for physician assistants; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 743) of Harriette L. Chandler, Rebecca L. Rausch, Michael J. Barrett, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve oral health for all Massachusetts residents; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 753) of Brendan P. Crighton for legislation to advance health care research and decision-making centered on patients and people with disabilities; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 754) of Julian Cyr, Joan B. Lovely, Diana DiZoglio, John H. Rogers and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 760) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Patricia A. Duffy and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities through commercial rate equity for safety net hospitals; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 765) of Diana DiZoglio for legislation to increase access to urgent care centers; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 766) of James B. Eldridge, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Jack Patrick Lewis, Paul R. Feeney and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish medicare for all in Massachusetts; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 776) of John F. Keenan and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 782) of John F. Keenan, Anne M. Gobi, Jack Patrick Lewis, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure more affordable care; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 784) of Edward J. Kennedy for legislation to assist community hospitals; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 791) of Jason M. Lewis, Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, Michael J. Barrett and others for legislation to promote public health through the prevention and wellness trust fund; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 795) of Jason M. Lewis for legislation relative to transparency for patients receiving care at hospital-based facilities; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 798) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation relative to racial and ethnic equity impact testimony on health care; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 806) of Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to patient centered access to behavioral health services in accountable care organizations; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of Susan L. Moran and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to cancer patient access to biomarker testing to provide appropriate therapy; and the Senate Bills further defining eligibility for medical use marijuana (Senate, No. 70); allowing spouses to serve as caregivers (Senate, No. 89); relative to eligibility for disability services (Senate, No. 116); establishing guardians as providers of medical care to support the rights of incapacitated persons (Senate, No. 127); relative to rest homes (Senate, No. 407); relative to affordable assisted living facilities (Senate, No. 430); addressing duplicative notifications of UR approvals (administrative simplification) (Senate, No. 635); providing continuity of care for mental health treatment (Senate, No. 636); relative to pharmacy benefit managers (Senate, No. 639); empowering health care consumers (Senate, No. 642); promoting consumer choice in health care (Senate, No. 643); relative to consumer deductibles (Senate, No. 644); relative to transparency of consumer health insurance rights (Senate, No. 651); ensuring access to medications (Senate, No. 664); to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services (Senate, No. 672); relative to increasing consumer access to licensed rehabilitation counselors (Senate, No. 677); relative to removing barriers to non-opioid pain management (Senate, No. 687); to prevent inappropriate denials by insurers for medically necessary services (Senate, No. 688); relative to the care and treatment of patients with mitochondrial disease (Senate, No. 689); relative to emergency insulin access (Senate, No. 691); to ensure access to epinephrine for minors (Senate, No. 694); relative to specialty medications and patient safety (Senate, No. 695); relative to insurance coverage for mammograms and breast cancer screening (Senate, No. 697); relative to increasing consumer access to licensed rehabilitation counselors (Senate, No. 704); to increase access to lactation care and services (Senate, No. 713); relative to insurance coverage of mobile integrated health (Senate, No. 732); relative to safer treatment for pain (Senate, No. 1402); relative to collaborative drug therapy management optimization (Senate, No. 2492); relative to personal health information portability and accessibility (Senate, No. 2600); and relative to breast cancer equity and early detection (Senate, No. 2856), reports the accompanying Order (Senate, No. 2917).

Bill Information

Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
Referred to Senate Committee on Rules

Order History

Displaying 5 actions for Order S.2917
Date Branch Action
6/9/2022 Senate Reported from the committee on Health Care Financing
6/9/2022 Senate Accompanied by S70, S89, S116, S127, S407, S430, S635, S636, S639, S642, S643, S644, S651, S664, S672, S677, S687, S688, S689, S691, S694, S695, S697, S704, S713, S732, S740, S743, S753, S754, S760, S765, S766, S776, S782, S784, S791, S795, S798, S806, S808, S1402, S2492, S2600 and S2856
6/9/2022 Senate Order reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently
6/21/2022 Senate Discharged to the committee on Senate Rules
1/3/2023 Senate No further action taken

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