Joint Committee onMental Health and Substance Abuse

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Room 312-D
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1230
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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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Jul 28 2015 1:00 PM Bill Hearing on Substance Abuse

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.284  An Act relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
H.1815  An Act providing opportunity for youth with substance abuse needs  Tom Sannicandro
Elizabeth A. Malia  
Favorable 
H.1804  An Act to protect children's mental health services  Elizabeth A. Malia   Favorable 
H.1785  An Act regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project  Ruth B. Balser
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
S.1049  An Act regulating synthetic heroin  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1026  An Act requiring victims to be notified of certain hearings concerning the custodial status of individuals adjudged not guilty of a crime by reason of mental illness or after being found not competent to stand trial  Cynthia S. Creem    4/15/2015   
S.1050  An Act relative to restrictions on persons committed as incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of mental illness  Michael O. Moore    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1792  An Act relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health  Patricia A. Haddad    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1034  An Act ensuring parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1822  An Act relative to providing appropriate medical care for persons in mental health facilities  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1821  An Act to provide services for medically ill and mentally ill persons  Angelo M. Scaccia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1805  An Act providing equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1806  An Act relative to diversion to substance abuse treatment for non-violent drug offenders  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1807  An Act Relative to Health Policy Commission oversight of insurer transactions  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1811  An Act relative to addictions training  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1808  An Act relative to behavioral health access  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1809  An Act relative to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1810  An Act relative to behavioral health telemedicine  Elizabeth A. Malia    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1045  An Act preventing prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole  Eric P. Lesser    4/15/2015   
H.1823  An Act creating a special commission on applied behavior analysis  John W. Scibak    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1803  An Act to combat the opioid addiction epidemic  James J. Lyons, Jr.    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1784  An Act relative to increasing access to psychological services  Ruth B. Balser    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1044  An Act to further define medical necessity determinations  Thomas P. Kennedy    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1795  An Act to further define medical necessity determinations  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1794  An Act relative to transport under Section 12(a)  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1502  An Act providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services  John F. Keenan    4/27/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3459  An Act providing for efficient access to mental health services  Marjorie C. Decker    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1789  An Act relative to substance abuse accountable care organizations  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1799  An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1025  An Act regarding the Department of Mental Health's citizen boards  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1051  An Act relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments  Marc R. Pacheco    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1797  An Act relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse to MCI Framingham  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1039  An Act relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1047  An Act to increase access to mental health services  Joan B. Lovely    4/15/2015   
S.1052  An Act relative to the civil commitment for alcoholism or substance abuse at certain facilities  Karen E. Spilka    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1048  An Act to promote transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015   
H.1788  An Act establishing a behavioral health workforce development trust fund  Josh S. Cutler    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1030  An Act to provide critical community health services  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1037  An Act relative to updating the definition of cocaine  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1038  An Act relative to updating the drug class A schedule  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1036  An Act relative to the definition of methylenedioxy methamphetamine  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1035  An Act relative to the drug Salvinorin  Brian A. Joyce    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1798  An Act relative to juvenile mental health  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1029  An Act to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015   
S.1046  An Act to ensure full and equal access to services from the Department of Mental Health for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria for DMH services  Barbara L'Italien    4/15/2015   
H.1824  An Act relative to the administration of Naloxone  Timothy R. Whelan    3/11/2015   
S.1027  An Act to require health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1028  An Act to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care  Kenneth J. Donnelly    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1813  An Act relative to Department of Mental Health citizen boards  James J. O'Day    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3460  An Act requiring insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1801  An Act to increase access to mental health services  Kay Khan    3/11/2015   
S.1040  An Act creating patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1800  An Act relative to improving access to emergency treatment plans  Kay Khan    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 9/17/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1786  An Act to ensure behavioral health integration  Mark J. Cusack    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 7/16/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1791  An Act relative to regulating oxycodone  Robert F. Fennell    3/11/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.3461  An Act relative to improving mental health care through innovation  Paul McMurtry    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 6/29/2015 1:00:00 PM  
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  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1053  An Act to criminalize the attempted production of Class B drugs  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
S.1054  An Act protecting minors from the harmful effects of marihuana  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015   
H.3265  An Act relative to psychotropic drugs  Shaunna L. O'Connell    3/27/2015   
S.1032  An Act banning the prescription of opoids in the Commonwealth  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015   
S.1041  An Act relative to high volume and high risk prescriptions  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 7/28/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1042  An Act relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers  John F. Keenan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
S.1031  An Act relative to improved medication adherence  Jennifer L. Flanagan    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 6/8/2015 1:00:00 PM  
H.1790  An Act relative to safe in-patient alcoholism or substance abuse treatment  Diana DiZoglio    3/11/2015   
S.1055  An Act relative to the classification of the street drug known as Molly  James E. Timilty    4/15/2015   
S.1033  Resolve establishing a commission to investigate state licensed addiction treatment centers  Robert L. Hedlund    4/15/2015