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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
S.1776  An Act relative to prescription drug distribution  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.1976  An Act to protect children and adults from wildlife  Anne M. Gobi   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.807  An Act relative to expanding resource efficiency in the Commonwealth  Frank I. Smizik   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.1099  An Act relative to the release of a body by a medical examiner to a person charged with or convicted of an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable with Changes 
H.3548  An Act relative to Pharmacy Practice in the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.990  An Act regulating cadmium in children's jewelry  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
S.1034  An Act relative to funerals  Thomas P. Kennedy   Favorable 
S.1008  An Act relative to newborn pulse oximetry screenings for congenital heart defects  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
S.1816  An Act certifying alcohol and drug free housing  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.1902  An Act relative to needlestick injury prevention in public health facilities and settings  Christine E. Canavan   Favorable 
H.1932  An Act relative to the issuance of public health warnings.  Brian S. Dempsey   Favorable 
H.1946  An Act relative to strengthening the consumer protections and ensuring the proper labeling of fish sold in the Commonwealth  Robert F. Fennell   Favorable 
H.1997  An Act protecting potluck events.  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.2021  An Act providing for a viral hepatitis prevention, screening, treatment and education program  Jason M. Lewis   Favorable 
H.2070  An Act relative to public health data sharing with the Boston Public Health Commission  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.2071  An Act to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the commonwealth  Jeffrey Sánchez
Byron Rushing  
Favorable 
H.2072  An Act to improving access to eye and vision care in rural and underserved areas of the commonwealth  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.2073  An Act relative to the hemophilia advisory committee  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.2074  An Act banning the sale of cigars in packages of less than five  Tom Sannicandro   Favorable 
H.2078  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project.  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.2085  An Act relative to the establishment of a commission to modernize HIV/AIDS Prevention and treatment  Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2106  An Act relative to organ retention  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.2110  An Act relative to the transporting of deceased persons  Steven M. Walsh   Favorable 
S.1817  An Act relative to prescription drug adverse event reporting  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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