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.
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
S.364  An Act relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence  Mark C. Montigny   Favorable with Changes 
S.360  An Act relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
S.359  An Act relative to protecting the health and safety of elders with hoarding disorder  Patricia D. Jehlen   Favorable 
H.514  An Act increasing the penalties for unfair and deceptive actions perpetrated against persons with disabilities and senior citizens  Bruce J. Ayers   Favorable 
H.529  An Act relative to assisting elders and people with disabilities in the Commonwealth  James J. O'Day
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Favorable 
S.371  An Act regarding Medicaid eligibility for seniors  Daniel A. Wolf   Favorable 
H.527  An Act relative to promoting innovation in eldercare services  Ronald Mariano   Favorable 
H.531  An Act authorizing the establishment of senior citizen safety zones  Denise Provost   Favorable 
H.519  An Act relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents  John V. Fernandes   Favorable 

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Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.533  An Act to establish self determination for elder care  Tom Sannicandro    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.530  An Act relative to establishing multi-disciplinary teams with district attorneys to investigate elder abuse  Elizabeth A. Poirier    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.363  An Act to establish safe staffing levels at skilled nursing facilities  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.362  An Act relative to the prescription drug coverage for seniors and the disabled  Mark C. Montigny    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.358  An Act establishing an advisory committee on residential care facilities  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.356  An Act promoting equal choice and related cost savings  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.357  An Act promoting the development of small house nursing homes in Massachusetts  Patricia D. Jehlen    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.520  An Act relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities  Thomas A. Golden, Jr.    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.372  An Act regarding spouses as caregivers  Daniel A. Wolf    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.535  An Act relative to assisted living residences  RoseLee Vincent    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.521  An Act creating a special commission on institutional long term care  Jonathan Hecht    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.524  An Act relative the elimination of nursing home fees  Marc T. Lombardo    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.366  An Act relative to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.367  An Act establishing a statewide adopt-a-senior program  Michael F. Rush    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 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  
S.352  An Act relative to stabilizing the commonwealth’s nursing facilities  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.534  An Act regarding residential habilitation  Theodore C. Speliotis    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.365  An Act to repeal the nursing home tax  Richard J. Ross    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.3229  An Act relative to providing generators to persons in assisted living facilities  Aaron Vega    3/27/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.532  An Act requiring automated external defibrillators in assisted living residences  John H. Rogers    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.386  An Act to ensure appropriate capital payment for nursing facilities  Thomas P. Kennedy    9/28/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.361  An Act regarding home care services  Barbara L'Italien    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  
H.528  An Act relative to nursing facility care  James J. O'Day    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
H.3405  An Act relative to the construction and rehabilitation of senior centers  James J. O'Day    5/18/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.353  An Act to provide the elderly access to electronic billing services  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.354  An Act relative to the funding of senior center development  James B. Eldridge    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/27/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.368  An Act to create a statewide assisted living facility master plan  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM  
S.369  An Act relative to psychotropic medications  Bruce E. Tarr    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.522  An Act to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents of public or privately-owned, subsidized multifamily housing developments  Paul R. Heroux    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.517  An Act relative to mandatory reporting of elder abuse  Tackey Chan    3/10/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
H.3622  An Act relative to discounts for prescription drugs  John V. Fernandes    6/25/2015  Scheduled For 11/5/2015 10:00:00 AM  
S.351  Resolve creating a special commission on institutional long term care  Harriette L. Chandler    4/15/2015  Scheduled For 10/19/2015 11:00:00 AM