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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
H.1788  An Act relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health  Patricia A. Haddad   Favorable 
H.1790  An Act relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse to MCI Framingham  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.1813  An Act relative to the civil commitment of mentally ill persons to Bridgewater State Hospital   Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.3825  An Act to provide Addiction/Sobriety Solutions through Increased Substance Treatment (ASSIST)  Randy Hunt   Favorable 
S.1965  An Act to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse  John F. Keenan   Favorable with Changes 
S.1959  An Act ensuring parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment  Brian A. Joyce   Favorable with Changes 
S.2038  An Order to investigate and study certian Senate documents relative to mental health and substance abuse   Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Study 

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