Public Health

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health considers matters regarding the public health of the commonwealth and other matters as referred. As its new name suggests, MHA and our members have an increasing focus on maintaining individuals’ health throughout their lives – as opposed to healing them when they fall ill. MHA is actively involved in matters of public health policy and legislation.
HB1976 An Act Requiring Health Care Facilities to Develop and Implement Programs to Prevent Workplace Violence Joint Committee on Public Health
HB390, SB222 Robotic Surgery, Electronic Health Records Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies
HB929 An Act Requiring Reimbursement for the Costs of Providing Competent Interpreter Services
H1944, An Act relative to nurse licensure compact in Massachusetts NLC Coalition Letter
SB564 An Act Relative to Health Insurer Reserve Requirements Joint Committee on Financial Services
HB971, HB931, SB542, HB1009, HB976, HB1045, SB622, HB1003 Health Care Legislation Joint Committee on Financial Services
HB1709 / SB1137, HB1729 / SB1146, HB1741, HB1746, HB1711, HB1726, SB1138 Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use & Recovery
HB158 An Act Relative to Ensuring the Safety of Residents of Facilities Under the Authority of the Department of Mental Health & the Department of Developmental Disabilities Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
HB1412, HB3377, HB1379, HB1382, SB1035, HB1553 Civil Actions II Joint Committee on the judiciary
HB1013 / SB652, HB969 / SB561, HB915 / SB582 Pharmaceuticals Joint Committee on Financial Services
SB1149, HB1702 / SB1142 Non-Opioid Medications & Miscellaneous Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use & Recovery
HB1151, HB3419 / SB1028, HB813 / SB996, HB3331, SB841, HB3656, SB986 Medical Malpractice, Treble Damages & Public Charities Joint Committee on the Judiciary
HB3388 / SB843 An Act Improving Medical Decision Making Joint Committee on the Judiciary
HB1931, HB1949/SB1334, HB1936, SB2298, HB1967 Maternal Health, Pharmacy and Prescription Monitoring Program Joint Committee on Public Health
HB1265 An Act to Protect Families Experiencing Homelessness from Having to Sleep in Unsafe Places Joint Committee on Housing
HB1734 / SB1153, HB1733 / SB1152 An Act Removing Administrative Barriers to Behavioral Health Services An Act Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
SB1148, HB1723, HB1697, HB1699, HB1710, HB1715, HB1735 Increasing Access and Reimbursement Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use & Recovery
HB1704, HB1730 / SB1157, HB1731, HB3722 Licensure / Workforce Joint Committee on Mental Health Substance Use & Recovery
HB1737 SB1147 An Act Establishing a Behavioral Health Workforce Commission Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery
SB692, HB1175/SB685, HB1127/SB669, HB1136, HB1176, SB719, HB1138 Health Agency Operations and Oversight Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
MHA has also developed the following documents for your information and benefit: