As the primary representative of the hospital, health system and affiliated care provider community in Massachusetts, MHA plays a central role in informing and contributing to public policy. 
Click on the links below to read testimony and comment letters on a wide array of proposed legislation, regulations and more.

HB2474-SB1169, HB1225, SB1220, SB1164 Food & Nutrition, Oral Health
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the following bills regarding scope of practice changes and prescriptions.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong opposition to SB174, “An Act Establishing the Licensure of Interpreters and Oral Transliterators for the Deaf.”
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in opposition to SB1374, “An Act Requiring Health Care Employers to Develop and Implement Programs to Prevent Workplace Violence.”
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the following bills regarding mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to offer testimony in support of HB795 / SB765.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments regarding legislation on pharmacy, oral health and chronic disease management.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of SB627, “An Act to Promote Transparency in Prescription Drug Prices.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to offer testimony in strong support of SB1562 / HB3329, “An Act to Promote Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks.”
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in support of HB3498, “An Act Improving the Mental Health Examination Process of Inmates at Places of Detention.”
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in support of SB1100, “An Act Relative to Opioid Prescribing Practices and Access to Pain Management.”
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of SB1099, “An Act Relative to Patient Choice to Promote Prescription Safety.”
MHA appreciates the opportunity to offer testimony in strong opposition to HB3526.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in opposition to HB621, “An Act Relative to Accessible Medical Equipment”, as drafted.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in support of HB622 / SB641, “An Act Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities in the Commonwealth”.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to opportunity to offer testimony in opposition to HB1565.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong opposition to HB2821, “An Act to Establish Standards for Medical Gas Piping Systems”.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong opposition to HB602/SB656.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB595/SB623.
MHA appreciates the opportunity to offer comments on bills that address market performance and oversight of the health care entities and the assessment of funding to provide financial support for the healthcare system.

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