Licensing Boards

There are many state licensing boards that oversee various aspects of healthcare delivery in Massachusetts. Click on the name of one of the individual boards listed below for more information on that entity, its healthcare-related work, and MHA’s relevant advocacy and outreach efforts.  
Governor Charlie Baker last Friday introduced the latest legislative proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system.
On September 24, Governor Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Several new Massachusetts policies are aiding the collective fight against the opioid epidemic.
A new paper released last week has raised the alarm on the pervasive problem of physician burnout.
DPH has announced that the Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR) system is moving online.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy’s much anticipated regulations on how a pharmacy can conduct sterile compounding will have unintended consequences that will increase costs and disrupt patient care.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing has issued a notice on required training for healthcare providers on the issue of domestic and sexual violence as a condition of licensure.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy has issued some new, stricter rules for pharmacy technicians in training.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy has issued a new application form for pharmacies considering expansions.
BORN has sent notice informing nurses that an e-learning tool on domestic and sexual violence is not yet up and running.
HB2451/SB1257, HB2437, SB1210, HB2457/SB1266, HB2443, HB578/SB549, HB2446, SB1261 Professional Licensure & Scope of Practice
10.31.2017  | The HEALTH Act
An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (the HEALTH Act)
While debate in Massachusetts and in Washington focus on healthcare costs and healthcare access, a more general question merits attention: In the incessant effort to regulate all aspects of the healthcare community, is the state creating a regulatory
SB1682 An Act Providing For 3rd Party Expert Evaluation of Scope of Practice Legislation
HB1974/HB1981 would create a significant burden and increased costs on both phlebotomists and hospitals that rely upon phlebotomist services.
The Board of Registration in Nursing will no longer be sending RNs and LPNs written notices through the U.S. Mail that their licenses are up for renewal.
HB2442/SB2137, HB3226/SB1245, HB3240, HB1200/SB1224, SB1264 Disease Prevention, Screening and Mandated Benefit
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments related to the bills highlighted below.

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:
  • Directory of Government Officials
  • 2016-2017/2017-2018 State Legislative Package