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Joint Committee onPublic Health

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Senate Information
Room 413B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1494
House Information
Room 130
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2130
It shall be the duty of the committee on Public Health to consider all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Apr 2 2013 12:00 PM Pharmacy Practice and Compounding

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Completed B-1
Apr 9 2013 1:00 PM Health Access, Equity and Public Health Services

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Completed B-2
Apr 30 2013 10:00 AM Vital Records, Funerals and Human Remains

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Completed A-1
May 6 2013 10:00 AM Medical Marijuana

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Completed A-2
May 14 2013 10:00 AM Tobacco Control, Drug Control and Substance Abuse

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Completed B-1
Jun 4 2013 1:00 PM Women’s and Children’s Health

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Completed B-2
Jun 11 2013 10:00 AM Food Safety, Nutrition and Labeling

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Completed A-1
Jun 25 2013 10:00 AM Infectious Disease Prevention, Treatment and Control

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Completed A-1
Jul 9 2013 9:30 AM Environmental Health Hazards

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Completed B-2
Sep 10 2013 10:00 AM Sports Injuries, Concussions and School Health

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Completed A-1
Sep 24 2013 10:00 AM Health Facility Licensing, Essential Services, Determination of Need

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Completed A-1
Oct 1 2013 10:00 AM Marketing and Sale of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Clinical Services

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Completed A-1
Oct 29 2013 10:00 AM Health Care Delivery and Workforce Capacity

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Completed B-1
Nov 5 2013 10:00 AM Patient Safety, Medical Records, HIT

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Completed A-1
Nov 19 2013 10:00 AM Professional Licensure, Scope of Practice

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Completed B-1
Dec 3 2013 10:00 AM Public Health Legislation

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Completed A-1
Dec 17 2013 10:00 AM Liability, Malpractice and Medical Ethics

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Completed A-1
Mar 18 2014 10:00 AM Late-Filed Bills, Matters Discharged to Public Health

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Completed B-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.1893  An Act relative to acceptable health service training for psychologists  Ruth B. Balser   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.1927  An Act relative to the substitution of interchangeable biosimilars  Mark J. Cusack   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1106  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Emergency Information Program   James E. Timilty   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.3674  An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.994  An Act relative to management of early childhood caries  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.995  An Act authorizing certain pharmacy interns to administer immunizations  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.1006  An Act relative to breast density notification  Eileen M. Donoghue   Favorable 
S.1049  An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in schools  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.1069  An Act relative to robotic surgery in the Commonwealth  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.1093  An Act relative to protecting against the transmission of Pertussis   Michael J. Rodrigues   Favorable 
S.1103  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
H.1918  An Act relative to a lung cancer research fund  Thomas P. Conroy   Favorable with Changes 
H.1991  An Act relative to comporting state laws with Department of Defense rules on the disposition of service members' remains  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2001  An Act relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.2050  An Act to eliminate antiquated hospital bed de-licensure rules  William Smitty Pignatelli   Favorable 
H.2066  An Act relative to improving asthma in schools  David M. Rogers
Jonathan Hecht  
Favorable with Changes 
H.2068  An Act relative to lead abatement  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.2103  An Act relative to folic acid awareness and birth defects prevention  Aaron Vega   Favorable with Changes 
H.3455  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to aphasia  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.3726  An Act modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.1904  An Act further regulating tanning facilities  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.1903  An Act providing for direct care for dialysis patients  Christine E. Canavan
Garrett J. Bradley  
Favorable 
H.1938  An Act relative to the registration of podiatrists  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.1969  An Act relating to safe patient handling in certain health facilities  Denise C. Garlick   Favorable 
H.1982  An Act clarifying participation in athletic safety programs  Patricia A. Haddad   Favorable 
H.1983  An Act relative to physician assistants and interscholastic athletic head injuries  Patricia A. Haddad   Favorable 
H.1984  An Act to protect little lungs  Paul R. Heroux   Favorable 
H.2007  An Act relative to foods containing artificial trans fat  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.3806  An Act relative to concussion prevention  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.1832  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.1931  An Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.1933  An Act relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.1932  An Act prohibiting clinical laboratory self-referrals  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.2093  An Act relative to the labeling of food  Ellen Story    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2009  An Act improving the quality of health care and reducing costs  Kay Khan 
Paul J. Donato  
1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/19/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.1936  An Act relative to genetically engineered food  Stephen L. DiNatale    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.2037  An Act to establish guidelines for genetically engineered food  Michael J. Moran    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 6/11/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1079  An Act improving the quality of health care  Richard T. Moore    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 11/19/2013 10:00:00 AM  
S.1031  An Act to establish the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana program  John F. Keenan    1/22/2013  Scheduled For 5/6/2013 10:00:00 AM  
H.4044  An Act relative to protecting senior health  Mark J. Cusack    4/15/2014   

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