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Category: Health and Human Services

Children in state custody to receive improved health care under Gratwick bill enacted by Senate on Wednesday

Posted: May 24, 2017

AUGUSTA — Children entering state custody would receive more timely health screenings, and thus earlier medical interventions, under legislation by...

Bill to require parity for telehealth services by MaineCare earns committee approval

Posted: May 22, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend the passage of LD 1485, a bill to require...

Sen. Breen pursues policy to screen babies for CMV

Posted: March 13, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, introduced a bill in February to require testing for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in all newborns in Maine. This...

Sen. Millett presents school water safety bill

Posted: February 15, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Rebecca Millett on Wednesday presented a bill to strengthen water testing requirements in Maine schools to protect children from the...

LePage must cease action on Riverview step-down facility in Bangor

Posted: January 25, 2017

Sen. Chipman says attorney general guidances makes need for legislative oversight clear AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman of Portland, the lead Senate...

Sen. Chipman to serve on Health and Human Services Committee

Posted: December 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Health and...

New laws protecting Mainers from sex abuse take effect Friday

Posted: July 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Two new laws targeting sex offenders in Maine will take effect on Friday, July 29. “These new laws strengthen the systems that...

Sen. Breen urges override of LePage's Naloxone veto

Posted: April 21, 2016

Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, is urging her colleagues in the Legislature to override Gov. LePage's veto of LD 1547, "An Act To Provide Access to...

Senate passes Libby's bill for welfare reform, accountability at cash register

Posted: April 15, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Senate on Friday passed a bill to ban the use of welfare cash to buy alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets and other products that...

Maine Senate passes GOP-led Medicaid expansion bill

Posted: April 12, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a Republican-sponsored bill to accept federal dollars to expand access affordable...