Health and Human Services Committee, Maine State Legislature

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The Health and Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Maine Legislature.

Per the Joint Rules, committees of the Maine State Legislature are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. The President appoints a committee's senate members, with the Speaker appointing the house members.[1][2] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[3] Each committee is composed of ten representatives and three senators.[4] Seven members constitute a quorum, though a committee may not vote without at least one senator present unless it receives authorization from the President.[5] Neither chamber's leader is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Joint Rules

Function

The jurisdiction of this committee includes the following:"Department of Health and Human Services; Parts of the Dirigo Health Act, including the State Health Plan, the Maine Quality Forum and Advisory Council on Health Systems Development; Maine Health Data Organization; health and medical data; MaineCare, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D; children’s welfare and mental health services; childcare; public health and disease control; tobacco addiction prevention and control; sale of tobacco; prescription drugs; health care facilities and health care workforce; social and rehabilitation services; state health system planning; substance abuse; mental health; developmental and other disabilities; poverty, homelessness and public assistance; home and community-based long-term care; aging, elderly and disability issues; medical use of marijuana; maternal and infant health; and nursing facilities and residential care."[6]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Health and Human Services Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Margaret Craven, ChairJames Hamper
Richard Farnsworth, ChairDeborah Sanderson
Colleen LachowiczRichard Malaby
Matthew PetersonHeather Sirocki
Peter StuckeyCarol McElwee
Katherine Cassidy
Ann Dorney
Andrew Gattine

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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