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Joint Committee onMental Health and Substance Abuse

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 313A
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1410
House Information
Room 33
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2060
It shall be the duty of the committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse to consider all matters concerning behavioral health, drug detoxification, homeless mentally ill, Mental Health Department oversight, mental illness, mentally ill services and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Mar 28 2013 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-1
Apr 2 2013 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-1
May 14 2013 1:00 PM Bill Hearing 1

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Completed B-1
Jun 11 2013 1:00 PM Bill Hearing 2

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Completed A-2
Sep 10 2013 1:00 PM Mental Health

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Completed A-1
Sep 24 2013 1:00 PM Substance Abuse

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Completed A-1
Oct 22 2013 9:00 AM Mental Health

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Completed A-1
Jan 16 2014 10:30 AM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-1
Feb 4 2014 1:00 PM Late File bills referred to committee

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Completed B-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.918  An Act relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.907  An Act regulating the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment  Benjamin B. Downing   Favorable 
H.1893  An Act relative to acceptable health service training for psychologists  Ruth B. Balser   Favorable 
H.1787  An Act to increase mental health facilities for women in the Commonwealth  Linda Dorcena Forry   Favorable 
H.1800  An Act relative to substance abuse treatment  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
H.1809  An Act increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment  Byron Rushing   Favorable 
H.1799  An Act to protect children's mental health services  Elizabeth A. Malia
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
Favorable 
S.920  An Act to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services  Richard T. Moore   Favorable with Changes 
H.1789  An Act relative to mental health services in Massachusetts correctional institutions, houses of correction and jails  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.1818  An Act relative to Medicaid spending  Martin J. Walsh   Favorable 
H.3665  An Act relative to behavioral health managed care organizations   Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Redraft 
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule

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