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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.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 
H.1967  An Act to standardize the regulation of skilled nursing facilities  Sean Garballey   Discharge to Another Committee 
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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