Joint Committee onHealth Care Financing

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 309
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1660
House Information
Room 236
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2430
It shall be the duty of the committee on Health Care Financing to consider all matters concerning the direct funding of health care programs and any other Medicaid or public health assistance matters, fiscal matters relating to health care policy, Medicaid, MassHealth, the Uncompensated Care Pool and such other matters as may be referred.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.1150  An Act relative to respiratory therapy  Jennifer L. Flanagan   Favorable 
S.567  An Act to establish criteria for Masshealth hardship waivers  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.570  An Act relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth  Sal N. DiDomenico   Favorable 
S.571  An Act relative to pediatric nursing care facilities  Kenneth J. Donnelly   Favorable 
S.619  An Act relative to transfer of assets by MassHealth members  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.634  An Act to address the lack of sex-specific data in Massachusetts  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.102  An Act ensuring healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the Department of Children and Families  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable 
S.205  An Act establishing the licensure of interpreters and oral transliterators for the deaf  James T. Welch   Favorable 
S.1162  An Act relative to chronic care coordination  John F. Keenan   Favorable 
S.1134  An Act relative to enhancing sexual assault evidence kit collection  Cynthia S. Creem   Favorable 
S.1191  An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in schools  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable 
S.1196  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Project  Michael O. Moore   Favorable 
S.1326  An Act relative to emergency first responder notification  James E. Timilty   Favorable 
S.1444  An Act relative to retirement systems and pensions for correctional officers  James T. Welch   Favorable 
S.1928  An Act authorizing the board of directors of Metacomet Emergency Communications Center to accept chapter 32B of the General Laws  Richard J. Ross   Favorable 
S.2070  An Act regulating central service technicians  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.2148  An Act establishing a board of registration in naturopathy  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.2187  An Act relative to cleanliness in restaurants and bars  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.1221  An Act creating an advance directives registry  Karen E. Spilka   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2213  An Act to prevent death and disability from stroke  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.3849  An Act increasing injured workers’ access to medical care and workers’ compensation benefits  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Favorable with Amendment 
H.2049  An Act relative to lead abatement  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2306  Financing and delivery of health care to children  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Study 
S.2252  An Act relative to the administration of diabetes medication  Joint Committee on Education   Favorable 
S.1502  An Act providing access to full spectrum addiction treatment services  John F. Keenan   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.2104  An Act increasing awareness of suspected opiate overdose deaths  James M. Cantwell   Favorable with Amendment 
H.4195  An Act relative to prescription eye drops  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Favorable 
H.4348  An Act relative to equitable health care pricing  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Redraft 
S.2307  Financing and Delivery of Health Care  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Study 
H.4241  An Act to protect children, firefighters and families from harmful flame retardants  Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2302  An Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants  NONE   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.843  An Act relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2269  An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction  NONE   Favorable with Amendment 
H.949  An Act making corrective amendments to Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012 47CC  John W. Scibak   Favorable 
H.950  An Act amending Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2012  John W. Scibak   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2381  financing of health care coverage and analysis  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Study 
H.1381  An Act to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement in Massachusetts prisons and jails  Russell E. Holmes   Favorable with Amendment 
S.2294  An Act relative to volunteer ambulance service  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.1689  An Act relative to needle stick injuries suffered by first responders  Thomas J. Calter   Favorable with Amendment 
H.4121  An Act establishing a pulmonary hypertension task force  Diana DiZoglio   Favorable 
H.4207  An Act to modernize municipal finance and government  Joint Committee on Public Service   Favorable 
H.4310  An Act relative to synthetic drugs  Joint Committee on the Judiciary   Favorable 
H.4326  An Act relative to the cultivation of marijuana and marihuana  Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government   Favorable 
H.4442  An Act advancing and expanding access to telemedicine services  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Redraft 
S.2382  health insurance premiums and hospital services  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Study 
S.77  An Act establishing a task force relative to the Commonwealth's direct-care workforce  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.2212  An Act relative to safe application and removal of body art  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Favorable 
S.1207  An Act removing the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Marc R. Pacheco   Favorable 
H.4332  An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable with Amendment 
H.791  An Act relative to patient medication adherence  Jennifer E. Benson   Favorable 
H.923  An Act relative to pediatric plans of care  David M. Nangle   Favorable 
H.1025  An Act preventing unnecessary medical debt  Jeffrey Sánchez   Favorable 
H.1037  An Act to amend Section 3, Chapter 111M of the General Laws relative to Massachusetts residents living in a foreign country and health insurance penalties  Chris Walsh   Favorable 
H.1996  An Act to remove the restrictions on the licenses of NP's and CRNA's as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission  Kay Khan
Paul J. Donato  
Favorable 
H.1998  An Act relative to certified professional midwives  Kay Khan   Favorable 
H.4205  An Act relative to the care and treatment of patients with mitochondrial disease  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Favorable 
H.4206  An Act relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders  Joint Committee on Financial Services   Favorable 
H.4351  An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development   Discharge to Another Committee 
S.2313  An Act relative to the dispensing of certain cancer related drugs  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
S.2411  electronic health records  Joint Committee on Health Care Financing   Study 
S.2352  An Act relative to the practice of acupuncture  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable 
H.1988  An Act relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency  Louis L. Kafka   Favorable 
H.177  An Act relative to the definition of podiatry  Paul J. Donato   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.1973  An Act relative to the modernization of optometric patient care  Patricia A. Haddad   Discharge to Another Committee 
H.4414  An Act relative to improving asthma in schools  Joint Committee on Public Health   Favorable with Amendment 
H.4467  An Act to establish standards for medical gas piping systems  Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.1976  An Act to protect little lungs  Paul R. Heroux    7/7/2016   
H.1977  An Act to Create a Massachusetts Rare Disease Advisory Council  Paul R. Heroux    7/7/2016   
H.1926  An Act relative to firefighters  Diana DiZoglio    7/7/2016   
H.2041  An Act recognizing pharmacists as healthcare providers  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    7/7/2016   
H.1995  An Act to promote patient care transparency and nurse advancement  Kay Khan    7/7/2016   
H.1999  An Act creating a nursing advisory board  Kay Khan    7/7/2016   
H.1971  An Act to improve access to pharmacy services in hospitals  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    7/7/2016   
H.1895  An Act maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information within health care oversight agencies  Paul Brodeur    7/5/2016   
H.1912  An Act relative to the practice of athletic training  Edward F. Coppinger    7/7/2016   
H.2013  An Act to improve health planning and public health  Ronald Mariano    7/7/2016   
H.3931  An Act Massachusetts Fair Health Care Pricing Act  NONE    1/19/2016  Scheduled For 3/8/2016 11:00:00 AM  
H.4472  An Act relative to facilitating the utilization of psychologists on the health care team  Joint Committee on Public Health    7/13/2016