Joint Committee onMental Health and Substance Abuse

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 208
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1230
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
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.1792  An Act relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health  Patricia A. Haddad    3/11/2015   
H.1820  An Act relative to services for persons with mental illness who are living with older family members or primary caretakers  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015   
H.1822  An Act relative to providing appropriate medical care for persons in mental health facilities  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015   
H.1817  An Act relative to the civil commitment of mentally ill persons to Bridgewater State Hospital  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015   
H.1818  An Act relative to applications for temporary involuntary hospitalization  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015   
H.1819  An Act to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015   
H.1821  An Act to provide services for medically ill and mentally ill persons  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015   
H.1804  An Act to protect children's mental health services  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1805  An Act providing equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1806  An Act relative to diversion to substance abuse treatment for non-violent drug offenders  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1807  An Act Relative to Health Policy Commission oversight of insurer transactions  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1811  An Act relative to addictions training  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1808  An Act relative to behavioral health access  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1809  An Act relative to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1810  An Act relative to behavioral health telemedicine  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015   
H.1823  An Act creating a special commission on applied behavior analysis  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015   
H.1803  An Act to combat the opioid addiction epidemic  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/11/2015   
H.1784  An Act relative to increasing access to psychological services  Ruth B. Balser    3/11/2015   
H.1787  An Act relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015   
H.1802  An Act relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial  Jay D. Livingstone    3/11/2015   
H.1795  An Act to further define medical necessity determinations  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1815  An Act providing opportunity for youth with substance abuse needs  Tom Sannicandro 
Elizabeth A. Malia  
H.1785  An Act regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project  Ruth B. Balser 
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
H.1794  An Act relative to transport under Section 12(a)  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1793  An Act relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments  Patricia A. Haddad    3/11/2015   
H.1789  An Act relative to substance abuse accountable care organizations  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015   
H.1799  An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1797  An Act relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse to MCI Framingham  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1796  An Act relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1788  An Act establishing a behavioral health workforce development trust fund  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015   
H.1798  An Act relative to juvenile mental health  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1824  An Act relative to the administration of Naloxone  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
H.1812  An Act to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth  James J. O'Day    3/11/2015   
H.1813  An Act relative to Department of Mental Health citizen boards  James J. O'Day    3/11/2015   
H.1801  An Act to increase access to mental health services  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1800  An Act relative to improving access to emergency treatment plans  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
H.1786  An Act to ensure behavioral health integration  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015   
H.1791  An Act relative to regulating oxycodone  Robert F. Fennell    3/11/2015   
H.1814  An Act regarding the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health  Denise Provost    3/11/2015   
H.3264  An Act relative to rehabilitation periods for substance abusers  Michael D. Brady    3/27/2015   
H.1816  An Act improving financial supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities  Tom Sannicandro    3/11/2015   
H.3265  An Act relative to psychotropic drugs  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/27/2015   
H.1790  An Act relative to safe in-patient alcoholism or substance abuse treatment  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015