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.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
May 5 2015 2:30 PM Disease Prevention and Control; Vision; Emergency Medical Services

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Completed B-2
Jun 2 2015 1:00 PM Women and Children and School Health and Sports Injuries

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Completed B-2
Jun 23 2015 1:00 PM Funeral and Remains; Vital Records; Medical Records and Health Information Technology

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Completed A-2
Jul 14 2015 1:00 PM Marijuana, Tobacco and Substance Abuse

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Completed A-2
Jul 28 2015 1:00 PM Environmental

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Completed B-2
Sep 17 2015 1:00 PM Food, Nutrition and Miscellaneous

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Completed A-2
Sep 29 2015 1:00 PM Oral Health, Mandated Benefit and Health Care Agencies

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Completed A-2
Oct 20 2015 1:00 PM Patient safety, health care quality, and workforce development

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Completed B-2
Oct 27 2015 1:00 PM Right to aid in dying

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Completed A-1 and A-2
Nov 2 2015 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Public Health (no topics published)   Completed A-1
Nov 17 2015 10:00 AM Professional Licensure and Scope of Practice

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Completed Gardner Auditorium
Dec 3 2015 1:00 PM Pharmacy

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Completed A-1 and A-2
Dec 8 2015 1:00 PM Hospitals and determination of need

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Completed B-2
Dec 15 2015 1:00 PM General

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Completed B-2
Apr 12 2016 12:30 PM Late-filed bills

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Completed A-2
May 10 2016 12:30 AM Late-filed bills

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Completed B-2
Jun 16 2016 6:30 PM Joint Committee on Public Health (no topics published)   Completed First Parish of Bolton, Davis Hall
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.4332  An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.2294  An Act relative to volunteer ambulance service  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.2313  An Act relative to the dispensing of certain cancer related drugs  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3472  An Act relative to compensation for family caregivers  Brian R. Mannal   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.1917  An Act relative to protecting senior health  Mark J. Cusack   Favorable 
H.1988  An Act relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.4414  An Act relative to improving asthma in schools  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.4415  An Act requiring disclosure of solvents used in dry cleaning  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.2352  An Act relative to the practice of acupuncture  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.1889  An Act relative to advanced practice nursing  Jennifer E. Benson   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2031  An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a fifty mile radius  Sarah K. Peake
Ann-Margaret Ferrante  
Discharge to Another Committee 
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   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4472  An Act relative to facilitating the utilization of psychologists on the health care team  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.177  An Act relative to the definition of podiatry  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.1895  An Act maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information within health care oversight agencies  Paul Brodeur   Favorable 
H.1912  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Edward F. Coppinger   Favorable 
H.1926  An Act relative to firefighters  Diana DiZoglio   Favorable 
H.1971  An Act to improve access to pharmacy services in hospitals  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.   Favorable 
H.1973  An Act relative to the modernization of optometric patient care  Patricia A. Haddad   Favorable 
H.1976  An Act to protect little lungs  Paul R. Heroux   Favorable 
H.1977  An Act to Create a Massachusetts Rare Disease Advisory Council  Paul R. Heroux   Favorable 
H.1995  An Act to promote patient care transparency and nurse advancement  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.1999  An Act creating a nursing advisory board  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.2041  An Act recognizing pharmacists as healthcare providers  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2013  An Act to improve health planning and public health  Ronald Mariano   Favorable 

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