Joint Committee onPublic Health

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 511B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1206
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.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1193  An Act relative to dental hygienists  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1194  An Act relative to other tobacco products  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1177  An Act to reduce healthcare costs by promoting non-biased prescriber education  Jason M. Lewis    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1195  An Act relative to healthy schools  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1148  An Act relative to maternity patient rights  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1943  An Act to study the use of harm reduction  Michael J. Finn    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2056  An Act providing for the establishment and operation of a cancer drug repository program  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1146  An Act to reduce preventable hospital readmissions  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1973  An Act relative to the modernization of optometric patient care  Patricia A. Haddad    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1157  An Act to prevent sudden cardiac arrest  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1197  An Act relative to the protection of victim's rights and the public health  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1927  An Act relative to accessible prescription labeling  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1906  An Act relative to timely issuance of death certificates to funeral directors  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1892  An Act relative to naturopathic medicine coverage  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1945  An Act promoting research and protecting public safety and environment  Gloria L. Fox    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.1948  An Act to establish a balanced health literate program state wide  Gloria L. Fox    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.1944  An Act health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services  Gloria L. Fox    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2026  An Act relative to patient medical records  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2027  An Act relative to health care records  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1220  An Act to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1224  An Act relative to the posting of nail polish warning notices in manicure shops  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2055  An Act prohibiting the use of all latex gloves and products by persons who handle food  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1191  An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in schools  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2044  An Act promoting radon testing  David M. Rogers    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1188  An Act to reduce health care costs by promoting evidence-based prescriber education  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2043  An Act to establish a division of indoor environments within the Department of Public Health  David M. Rogers 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2042  An Act relative to improving asthma in schools  David M. Rogers 
Jonathan Hecht  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1187  An Act to prevent undue influence on prescriber behavior  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1963  An Act relative to emergency medical services oversight  Denise C. Garlick    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.1976  An Act to protect little lungs  Paul R. Heroux    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1186  An Act to restore integrity in the marketing of pharmaceutical products and medical devices  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1961  An Act to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund  Denise C. Garlick    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2054  An Act requiring disclosure of provider financial incentives  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2053  An Act expanding eligibility for the Massachusetts loan repayment program for dental providers  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1962  An Act relative to the vital records trust fund  Denise C. Garlick    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1190  An Act to prevent unscrupulous medical debt recovery practices  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1189  An Act to prevent death and disability from stroke  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1958  An Act relative to patient safety  Denise C. Garlick    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1137  An Act restricting the sale of tobacco products at health care institutions  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2045  An Act granting equal access to original birth certificates to all persons born in Massachusetts  John H. Rogers 
Michael F. Rush  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1231  An Act relative to the practice of acupuncture  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1970  An Act relative to the independent practice of health care in the Commonwealth  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2078  An Act further regulating pharmacists  RoseLee Vincent    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2023  An Act to prohibit the sale of "energy drinks" to persons under the age of 18  James M. Murphy    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2034  An Act preserving dates of birth from city and town records  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1952  An Act relative to the substitution of generic drugs  William C. Galvin    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2012  An Act relative to defining surgery  Ronald Mariano    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1922  An Act relative to tests of newborn children for treatable disorders or diseases  Marjorie C. Decker    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.2079  An Act relative to healthy cosmetics  RoseLee Vincent    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1129  An Act relative to the creation of a sports injury commission  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2008  An Act regarding registered nurse first assistants  David Paul Linsky    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1130  An Act to protect sports medicine professionals  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1977  An Act to Create a Massachusetts Rare Disease Advisory Council  Paul R. Heroux    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1204  An Act to ensure safe medication administration  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2077  An Act relative to the Massachusetts online prescription monitoring program  John C. Velis    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2035  An Act promoting sterilization during surgery  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1964  An Act protecting victims of sexual assault  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2036  An Act relative to access to certain birth records  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2037  An Act relative to reprogrammed human skin cells for embryonic stem cell research  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2038  An Act relative to youth concussions  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2009  An Act providing access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts residents  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1131  An Act to conduct a comprehensive study of oral injuries in school sports  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1965  An Act relative to sonographers and vascular technologists  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1909  An Act clarifying patient safety procedures  Nick Collins    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2070  An Act to improve health care for young women  Ellen Story 
David Paul Linsky  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1184  An Act relative to restroom accommodations in family restaurants  Thomas M. McGee    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1219  An Act requiring disclosure of financial incentives to prescribe or dispense certain drugs  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2064  An Act to require health care coverage for the medically necessary treatment for disease, illness, injury, or bodily dysfunction required by a student's individual educational program  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1926  An Act relative to firefighters  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1221  An Act creating an advance directives registry  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3473  An Act relative to obtaining the consent of next of kin for televised deaths  Brian R. Mannal    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3472  An Act relative to compensation for family caregivers  Brian R. Mannal    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2075  An Act to promote healthy behaviors  Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1984  An Act relative to cemetery and crematory inspections and penalties  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1985  An Act relative to the definition of a pharmacy  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1986  An Act providing for unused medication return by health care facilities  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1215  An Act establishing the Massachusetts Cemeteries Board of Oversight  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1881  An Act relative to concussion prevention  Cory Atkins    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1969  An Act relative to 72 hour emergency prescribing  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1987  An Act relative to medical equipment suppliers  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2058  An Act relative to dentistry licensure examinations  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2059  An Act establishing a statewide discount program for pharmaceuticals  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2060  An Act relative to the safe dispensing of pain management medication  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2041  An Act recognizing pharmacists as healthcare providers  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2040  An Act relative to reporting on health effects of particulate matter  Denise Provost    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2062  An Act relative to the restoration of MassHealth adult dental benefits  John W. Scibak 
Harriette L. Chandler  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1227  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1228  An Act relative to parity in the restroom facility requirement for stadiums  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2080  An Act relative to denture construction safety  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1884  An Act relative to facilitating the utilization of psychologists on the health care team  Ruth B. Balser    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1207  An Act remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1141  An Act relative to volunteer ambulance service  Benjamin B. Downing    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1213  An Act relative to health care proxies  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1214  An Act relative to medical malpractice  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1202  An Act relative to patient notification  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1201  An Act relative to medication aides  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1988  An Act relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1216  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.177  An Act relative to the definition of podiatry  Paul J. Donato    12/7/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2006  An Act relative to the safe treatment of pain  John J. Lawn, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3468  An Act relative to preventing death by drug overdose  William C. Galvin 
Louis L. Kafka  
5/18/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2031  An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a fifty mile radius  Sarah K. Peake 
Ann-Margaret Ferrante  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2030  An Act relative to radiological air monitoring  Sarah K. Peake 
Ann-Margaret Ferrante  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1891  An Act permitting parental access to medical records  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1949  An Act requiring identification of food allergens in eating establishments  Paul K. Frost    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1205  An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1206  An Act relative to patient safety  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1978  An Act exempting barber shops from certain system sewage flow design criteria  Steven S. Howitt    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2003  An Act to provide improved nutrition for homeless women and children  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2050  An Act modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors  Jeffrey Sánchez    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1992  An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy  Jay R. Kaufman    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1932  An Act supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1993  An Act requiring pain assessment and management in healthcare facilities  Jay R. Kaufman    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1989  An Act relative to public health dental hygienists  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1933  An Act relative to safe disposal of medical sharps  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2039  An Act to advance the safety of women seeking to terminate a pregnancy  Elizabeth A. Poirier 
John H. Rogers  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2024  An Act Relative to Patient Safety  David M. Nangle    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1217  An Act relative to the safety of Alzheimer’s disease patients  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1169  An Act relative to truth in advertising  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1941  An Act relative to food labeling  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1916  An Act relative to the joint negotiation prohibition for integrated systems  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1917  An Act relative to protecting senior health  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1918  An Act relative to medical peer review  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1921  An Act prohibiting the participation of healthcare professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners  Michael S. Day    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2052  An Act banning the sale of cigars in packages of less than five  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1919  An Act to prevent death and disability from stroke  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1942  An Act to protect personal information  Kimberly N. Ferguson    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1990  An Act to provide for the autonomy of hospital medical staffs  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1966  An Act relative to changing tables in restaurants  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1914  An Act relative to safe patient handling in certain health facilities  Claire D. Cronin    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1967  An Act including Krabbe Disease in newborn screening  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.1928  An Act to ensure safe medication administration  Daniel M. Donahue    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1968  An Act establishing a special commission on ovarian cancer  Colleen M. Garry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1170  An Act to promote team based health care  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1117  An Act relative to bicycle safety  William N. Brownsberger    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1232  An Act promoting access to accurate medical information  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1145  An Act relating to LSDs (Lysosomal Storage Disorders) in infants  Ryan C. Fattman    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.2004  An Act relative to biomass facilities and solid waste combustion  Peter V. Kocot    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1980  An Act to establish a vision care registry  Daniel J. Hunt    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.1898  An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a twenty mile radius  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1899  An Act to amend Section 5K(E) of Chapter 111  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1954  An Act restricting the sale of tobacco products at health care institutions  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1900  An Act ensuring patient privacy and control with regard to health information exchanges  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1124  An Act relative to safe patient handling in certain health facilities  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1208  An Act relative to food labeling  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1955  An Act relative to pupil dental health  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1956  An Act relating to liability protection for disaster volunteers  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.732  An Act requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers  Harriette L. Chandler    7/6/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1936  An Act relative to noisome trades  Lori A. Ehrlich    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1218  An Act relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1908  An Act relative to prescription recycling  Leah Cole    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1160  An Act relative to the in-office sales of medical devices and products  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1983  An Act relative to optometrists  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1982  An Act relative to death certificates  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1147  An Act establishing a commission on malnutrition prevention  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1210  An Act to enhance computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to ensure access to medically necessary services  Anthony W. Petruccelli    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1904  An Act requiring hospitals to conduct annual public meetings  Gailanne M. Cariddi    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1905  An Act requiring hospital governing body training  Gailanne M. Cariddi    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1975  An Act requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers  Jonathan Hecht    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3274  An Act relative to repairs made to medical devices  Peter J. Durant    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1163  An Act relative to the advanced nursing practice  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2065  An Act to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1209  An Act relative to the definition of podiatry  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1121  An Act relative to public health dental hygienists  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1181  An Act regarding MassHealth applications  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2066  An Act to restrict the use of polystyrene  Frank I. Smizik 
Michael J. Barrett  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1179  An Act supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1889  An Act relative to advanced practice nursing  Jennifer E. Benson    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1180  An Act to increase current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2068  An Act requiring disclosure of solvents used in dry cleaning  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1223  An Act prohibiting the use of bisphenol-A in consumer products  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1937  An Act relative to the safe disposal of prescription drugs  Tricia Farley-Bouvier    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1910  An Act relative to improved medication adherence  Nick Collins    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1957  An Act regarding sharps and medications  Sean Garballey    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1925  An Act establishing provisions for the return of expired pharmaceuticals  Geoff Diehl    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2033  An Act providing for consumer access to and disclosure of complementary and alternative health services  William Smitty Pignatelli    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1991  An Act affirming a terminally ill patient’s right to compassionate aid in dying  Louis L. Kafka    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2076  An Act to allow reasonable qualifying patient access to caregiver cultivation  Aaron Vega    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2028  An Act relative to death benefit claims  James J. O'Day    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1139  An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1132  An Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3270  An Act providing a right to try  Nicholas A. Boldyga    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1159  An Act regarding notification of patient observation status  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1897  An Act relative to drug overdose deaths  Linda Dean Campbell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2001  An Act relative to home health and hospice aides  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1136  An Act providing for consumer access to and disclosure of complementary and alternative health services  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1890  An Act relative to protective custody  Nicholas A. Boldyga    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1930  An Act relative to needlestick injury prevention in public health facilities and settings  Michelle M. DuBois    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1158  An Act relative to liability for genetically engineered food  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3469  An Act to promote disclosure of toxins in e-cigarettes  Jonathan Hecht    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1893  An Act to repeal the medical peer review statute  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1901  An Act to permit the scattering of unclaimed human body cremated remains at sea  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1149  An Act relative to the closing of hospital essential services  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1950  An Act relative to local Boards of Health and the sale of legal consumer products in the Commonwealth  Paul K. Frost 
Jonathan D. Zlotnik  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1150  An Act relative to respiratory therapy  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1951  An Act relative to local Boards of Health and the sale of legal tobacco products in the Commonwealth  Paul K. Frost 
Kimberly N. Ferguson  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1233  An Act establishing and financing a drug collection and disposal program  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1995  An Act to promote patient care transparency and nurse advancement  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1151  An Act relative to the modernization of optometric patient care  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1999  An Act creating a nursing advisory board  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2067  An Act to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products  Frank I. Smizik    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1171  An Act to encourage quality reviews and reduce costs in health care  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1172  An Act relative to podiatrists performing surgery  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1173  An Act to authorize the dispensing of compounded prescriptions for office and institutional settings without patient- specific prescriptions  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1119  An Act modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1174  An Act relative to the signing of death certificates  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1175  An Act to promote urinary incontinence health management  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1176  An Act to clarify the site assignment process  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1931  An Act relative to disproportionate share and geographically isolated hospitals  James J. Dwyer    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1929  An Act relative to the partial fill prescribing method advisory commission  Shawn Dooley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1142  An Act relative to emergency and disaster planning for health care providers  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2000  An Act relative to dental hygienists  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1935  An Act relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances  Carolyn C. Dykema    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1143  An Act prohibiting the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2029  An Act regarding notification of patient observations status  James J. O'Day 
Brian A. Joyce  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1192  An Act establishing a board of registration for clinical laboratory personnel  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1127  An Act to promote healthy communities and the environment  Sonia Chang-Diaz    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1971  An Act to improve access to pharmacy services in hospitals  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1972  An Act adopting administrative simplification for hospital pharmacists  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3471  An Act regulating the sale of dietary supplements for weight loss or muscle building  Kay Khan    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1154  An Act relative to full application of telemedicine coverage  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1998  An Act relative to certified professional midwives  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1144  An Act relative to equal access to original birth certificates  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1996  An Act to remove the restrictions on the licenses of NP's and CRNA's as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Kay Khan 
Paul J. Donato  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1199  An Act relative to health care  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1200  An Act to reduce exposure to BPA  Kathleen O'Connor Ives    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2014  An Act to update the law regarding do not resuscitate orders  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.2018  An Act relative to transparent billing practices  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1895  An Act maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information within health care oversight agencies  Paul Brodeur    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1165  An Act relative to the dispensing of certain cancer related drugs  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1140  An Act modernizing emergency medical services oversight  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.2011  An Act relative to informed consent for circumcisions  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1896  An Act relative to the access of epinephrine in schools  Kate D. Campanale    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2022  An Act relative to the safe disposal of prescription drugs  James R. Miceli    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1894  An Act relative to retail pharmacy discounts and co-pay assistance  Garrett J. Bradley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3275  An Act relative to board of health violations  Paul McMurtry    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1185  An Act relative to health care providers and first responders education  Thomas M. McGee    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.1920  An Act An act relative to mobile integrated health care  Mark J. Cusack 
Michael J. Finn  
3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2082  An Act promoting access to accurate medical information  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1939  An Act relative to strengthening the consumer protections and ensuring the proper labeling of fish sold in the Commonwealth  Robert F. Fennell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2019  An Act relative to infectious disease control  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
H.2069  An Act relative to food labeling  Thomas M. Stanley    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1913  An Act relative to restroom accommodations in family restaurants  Brendan P. Crighton    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1115  An Act protecting public health during unseasonably warm weather  Michael J. Barrett    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1997  An Act to protect sports medicine professionals  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1940  An Act establishing a reporting system for drug overdoses  Robert F. Fennell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1912  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Edward F. Coppinger    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.2020  An Act creating public education zones near nuclear facilities  Paul W. Mark    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3466  An Act prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under the age of 18  Kate D. Campanale    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1152  An Act relative to HLTV 111 tests  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1122  An Act relative to dental licensing exams  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1887  An Act to ensure access to necessary hospital services  F. Jay Barrows    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1123  An Act relative to dentistry licensure examinations  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1880  An Act relative to columbaria  James Arciero    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2083  An Act to limit access to opiates  Chris Walsh    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2021  An Act further regulating the sale of tobacco products to teenagers  Paul McMurtry    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1911  An Act to ensure quality, affordability and access to primary and preventive health care, to eliminate health disparities, and to enhance economic growth throughout the Commonwealth  Nick Collins    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1902  An Act relative to emergency epinephrine pens in schools  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1915  An Act to ensure patient medication adherence  Claire D. Cronin    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3465  An Act relative to patient access  Brian M. Ashe    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3272  An Act relative to the burial of pets  Nick Collins    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3273  An Act relative to the cremation of pets  Nick Collins    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 6/23/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2072  An Act ensuring a representative health care cost containment discussion  William M. Straus    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1182  An Act relative to placing hooks in public bathrooms  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2073  An Act establishing a special commission to study and recommend improvements in the delivery of prescription drug benefits for the citizens of the Commonwealth  Walter F. Timilty    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/3/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1882  An Act instructing the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to study the feasibility of absorbing oversight of all “memory care” assisted living facilities and units in the Commonwealth  Bruce J. Ayers    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2074  An Act relative to patients rights  Walter F. Timilty    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1225  An Act to protect essential health services  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1979  An Act relative to medical malpractice insurance  Daniel J. Hunt    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1226  An Act relative to tobacco cessation  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/14/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3271  An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation  James M. Cantwell    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1167  An Act relative to tests of newborn children for treatable disorders or diseases  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 5/5/2015 2:30:00 PM  
S.1138  An Act regarding the pediatric palliative care program  Sal N. DiDomenico    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3467  An Act relating to public safety and public health worker protections  Nick Collins    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1133  An Act to create a CT task force  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2025  An Act relative to health cost savings  David M. Nangle    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1903  An Act promoting substance abuse prevention through positive social norms marketing  James M. Cantwell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3470  An Act relative to patient cost share disclosure and transparency  Daniel J. Hunt    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 10/20/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1156  An Act relative to certified professional midwives  Anne M. Gobi    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.1183  An Act regulating the practice and licensure of lactation consultants  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.1907  An Act relative to specialty licensure  Tackey Chan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 12/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1981  An Act relative to school-located influenza vaccination programs  Daniel J. Hunt    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/2/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2013  An Act to improve health planning and public health  Ronald Mariano    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3736  An Act providing for inspections of exercise equipment in health clubs  Stephen L. DiNatale    8/20/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3746  An Act establishing a commission to study pancreatic cancer  Elizabeth A. Poirier    8/31/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3732  An Act relative to the Disclosure of Information about Vital Statistics; Conditions  Chris Walsh    8/18/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3790  An Act relative to identity theft and the privacy of death certificates  Josh S. Cutler    10/2/2015  Scheduled For 12/15/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.2032  Resolve to establish a commission to study the health impacts from wind turbines to protect the health of the citizens of the commonwealth  Sarah K. Peake    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1994  Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to robotic surgery in the Commonwealth  Jay R. Kaufman    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1230  Resolve establishing an advisory committee on the accessibility of fresh food retail in communities throughout the Commonwealth  James T. Welch    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1135  Resolve establishing a medical dosimetrist commission  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/17/2015 10:00:00 AM