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Joint Committee onPublic Health

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Room 413B
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1494
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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.1967  An Act to standardize the regulation of skilled nursing facilities  Sean Garballey   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.369  An Act relative to the sterilization of musical instruments in schools.  Paul J. Donato   Favorable 
H.1889  An Act regulating body art  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.1890  An Act protecting the health and safety of people in restaurants  Ruth B. Balser   Favorable 
H.1900  An Act to increase current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings  Garrett J. Bradley   Favorable 
H.1914  An Act promoting radon testing  Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera   Favorable 
H.1939  An Act relative to the access of epinephrine in schools  Peter J. Durant   Favorable 
H.1944  An Act relative to the public health effects of hazardous air pollutants   Lori A. Ehrlich   Favorable 
H.1949  An Act to allow a sixty-day bulk purchase of prostate cancer medication  John V. Fernandes
Richard T. Moore  
Favorable 
H.1954  An Act to establish a lupus erythematosus study and registry  Gloria L. Fox   Favorable 
H.1959  An act relative to patient access to information regarding breast reconstructive surgery  William C. Galvin   Favorable 
H.1981  An Act relative to the modernization of optometric patient care  Patricia A. Haddad   Favorable with Changes 
H.1986  An Act providing equitable treatment for post-acute care hospitals  Kevin G. Honan   Favorable 
H.1989  An Act relative to death certificates  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.   Favorable 
H.1993  An Act relative to the definition of a pharmacy  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.1999  An Act relative to cemetery and crematory inspections and penalties  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.2026  An Act making technical changes regarding the use of lead-based materials in dwellings.  Timothy R. Madden   Favorable 
H.2027  An Act relative to the health care of minors  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
H.2028  An Act providing access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts residents  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
H.2033  An Act relative to safe disposal of prescription drugs  James R. Miceli   Favorable 
H.2044  An Act relative to death benefit claims  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
H.2048  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   Favorable 
H.2060  An Act recognizing pharmacists as healthcare providers  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2063  An Act relative to firefighters  Kathi-Anne Reinstein   Favorable 
H.2080  An Act relative to dentistry licensure examinations  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.2083  An Act regarding MassHealth applications  Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.   Favorable 
H.2100  An Act amending the children’s medical security plan  Cleon H. Turner   Favorable 
H.2108  An Act relative to school-located influenza vaccination programs  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.3360  An Act relative to denture construction safety  Chris Walsh   Favorable 
H.3889  An Act relative to postpartum depression screening  Ellen Story   Favorable 
H.3973  An Act relative to the practice of medical physics  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3974  An Act relative to safe cosmetics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3971  An Act relative to certified professional midwives  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3975  An Act relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3972  An Act relative to the practice of acupuncture  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3976  An Act relative to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care   Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
H.3977  An Act to improve quality of life by expanding access to palliative care  Joint Committee on Public Health   Redraft 
S.221  An Act relating to special education evaluation and referral  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.986  An Act to protect patients from breakthrough seizures  William N. Brownsberger   Favorable 
S.993  An Act relative to the health care work force center  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.998  An Act establishing an advanced dental hygiene practitioner level of practice  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.1020  An Act relative to maternity patient rights  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
S.1098  An Act establishing the Massachusetts Cemeteries Board of Oversight   Michael F. Rush   Favorable 
S.1100  An Act to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.1109  An Act relative to the pronouncement of death in a rest home.  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
S.988  An Act relative to infectious disease control.  Gale D. Candaras   Favorable 
S.1032  An Act relative to the in-office sales of medical devices and products  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1059  An Act relative to food labeling  Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
S.1062  An Act relative to cimex lectularius   Richard T. Moore   Favorable 
H.1966  An Act restricting the sale of tobacco products at health care institutions  Sean Garballey
Michael Barrett  
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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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