Joint Committee onMental Health and Substance Abuse

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 312-D
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.
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May 7 2015 1:30 PM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed A-2
May 28 2015 1:00 PM Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse (no topics published)   Completed B-1
Jun 8 2015 1:00 PM Substance Abuse

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Jun 29 2015 1:00 PM Mental Health

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Completed A-2
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1:00 PM Mental Health

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1:00 PM Mental Health

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Jul 16 2015 1:00 PM Behavioral Health

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Jul 28 2015 1:00 PM Bill Hearing on Substance Abuse

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Completed A-1
1:00 PM Bill Hearing on Substance Abuse

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Sep 17 2015 1:00 PM Mental Health

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Completed B-1
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Sep 24 2015 1:00 PM Bill Hearing on Substance Abuse

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1:00 PM Bill Hearing on Substance Abuse

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Oct 22 2015 1:00 PM Hearing on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Bills

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1:00 PM Hearing on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Bills

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Nov 16 2015 10:00 AM Bill Hearing on H. 3817

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Feb 9 2016 10:30 AM Behavioral Health

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Completed B-2
Apr 4 2016 1:00 PM Hearing on Behavioral Health Bill

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Completed A-1
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.1788  An Act establishing a behavioral health workforce development trust fund  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable 
H.1787  An Act relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services  Josh S. Cutler   Favorable 
H.3461  An Act relative to improving mental health care through innovation  Paul McMurtry   Favorable 
H.1823  An Act creating a special commission on applied behavior analysis  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.1812  An Act to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
H.1819  An Act to require equitable payment from the Commonwealth  Angelo M. Scaccia   Favorable 
H.1807  An Act Relative to Health Policy Commission oversight of insurer transactions  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
S.1027  An Act to require health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
H.1784  An Act relative to increasing access to psychological services  Ruth B. Balser   Favorable with Changes 
H.4272  behavioral health bills  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Study 
S.1502  An Act providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services  John F. Keenan   Favorable with Changes 
S.1028  An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable with Changes 
H.1805  An Act providing equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable with Changes 
H.4128  Resolve establishing a special commission on behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention  Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse   Redraft 

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