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Category: Health and Human Services

Proposal to fund rural hospitals, ambulance services signed into law

Posted: July 03, 2019

AUGUSTA—A proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to fund rural hospitals and ambulance services was signed into law by Gov. Janet...

Sen. Breen bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine signed into law

Posted: July 02, 2019

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation introduced by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to form a working group to study and recommend...

Sen. Breen bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine signed into law

Posted: July 01, 2019

AUGUSTA — Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation introduced by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to form a working group to study and recommend...

Senate gives unanimous support to Breen bill to address behavioral health staffing shortage

Posted: May 30, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to address the shortage of behavioral health care workers in Maine, was approved by the...

Senate gives unanimous support to Breen bill to address behavioral health staffing shortage

Posted: May 30, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to address the shortage of behavioral health care workers in Maine, was approved by the...

Breen introduces bill to review, improve mental health services in Maine

Posted: May 15, 2019

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, introduced a bill that would form a working group to study and recommend improvements for mental health...

Bellows bill would improve addiction recovery services in Maine

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, would improve addiction recovery services and outcomes in Maine. LD 1523,...

Claxton bill to create a medication redispensing program receives a public hearing

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, LD 1661, “An Act To Create the Drug Donation and Redispensing Program” received a public...

Sen. Breen’s bill to increase wages for healthcare providers passes committee

Posted: May 10, 2019

AUGUSTA—A bill introduced by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to raise reimbursement rates for healthcare workers was approved on Monday by the Health...

Sen. Breen’s bill to improve mental health treatment unanimously clears committee

Posted: May 07, 2019

AUGUSTA—The Committee on Health and Human Services unanimously approved yesterday a bill sponsored by Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, to improve the...