Joint Committee onElder Affairs

Committee Contact Info

Senate Information
Room 424
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-1578
House Information
Room 167
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2810
It shall be the duty of the committee on Elder Affairs to consider all matters concerning the elderly, handicapped elders, nursing facilities, prescription drugs, reverse mortgages, senior pharmacy and such other matters as may be referred.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
Sep 29 2015 10:00 AM Panel 1: Executive Offices

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Completed B-1
10:00 AM Panel 2: Housing and Legal

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10:00 AM Panel 3: Geriatric Mental Health Collaborative

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10:00 AM Panel 4: Diseases

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10:00 AM Panel 5: Substance Abuse

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10:00 AM Panel 6: Suicide Prevention

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Oct 6 2015 10:00 AM Executive Offices

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Completed A-1
10:00 AM MassHealth

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10:00 AM Senior Care Options (SCOs)

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10:00 AM Nursing Facilities

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10:00 AM Home Care

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10:00 AM Academic Research

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Oct 13 2015 1:00 PM Executive Offices

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Completed B-1
1:00 PM Fraud Prevention

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1:00 PM Transportation

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1:00 PM Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility

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1:00 PM Elder Economic Security Commission

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1:00 PM Councils on Aging

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1:00 PM LGBT Aging Commission

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1:00 PM Affordable Housing

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1:00 PM Public Housing

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1:00 PM Healthy Aging Initiative

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Oct 19 2015 11:00 AM Long-Term Services & Supports, Housing and Services

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Completed A-2
Oct 27 2015 10:00 AM Community Care

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Completed A-2
Nov 5 2015 10:00 AM Health & Saftey

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Completed B-1
Mar 15 2016 10:00 AM Assisted Living Health Services

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Completed A-2
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
H.519  An Act relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents  John V. Fernandes   Favorable 
H.528  An Act relative to nursing facility care  James J. O'Day   Favorable 
H.4155  An Act creating a task force on Massachusetts older adults of all incomes  Joint Committee on Elder Affairs   Redraft 
S.356  An Act promoting equal choice and related cost savings  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.372  An Act regarding spouses as caregivers  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
S.352  An Act relative to stabilizing the commonwealth’s nursing facilities  Harriette L. Chandler   Favorable 
S.361  An Act regarding home care services  Barbara L'Italien   Discharge to Another Committee 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.535  An Act relative to assisted living residences  RoseLee Vincent    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.370  An Act to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program  James T. Welch    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.518  An Act to promote quality case management services on behalf of the elderly  Nick Collins    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3404  An Act to strengthen the Massachusetts Home Care Program  Daniel Cullinane    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.2139  An Act providing limited health services for residents of assisted living residences  Patricia D. Jehlen    2/24/2016  Scheduled For 3/15/2016 10:00:00 AM