Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Testimony

MMS Testimony

MMS officers frequently offer testimony and/or legal perspectives to state and federal officials on issues relevant to Massachusetts physicians and their patients.

  • Testimony in Support of An Act to Protect Children from Detergent Poisoning October 29, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) wishes to be recorded in support for H.3485, An Act to Protect Children from Detergent Poisoning. This bill would protect children from poisoning by liquid detergent packets by prohibiting the sale of such products unless they meet child resistant packaging...

  • Testimony in Support of Acts Relative to Patient Safety October 8, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society wishes to be recorded in support of H.1853 and S.1235, essentially identical bills that would implement new protections for patients when they are required to use “Step Therapy” or “Fail First” protocols and would create a process for a patient to appeal a...

  • Testimony in Support of Acts Relative to Women's Health October 8, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) wishes to be recorded in support of the House bill 1119 and Senate bill 549, An Act Relative to Women’s Health. The MMS is a professional association of over 25,000 physicians and medical students and advocates on behalf of patients for a better health care...

  • Testimony in Support of An Act Relative to HIV Prevention Access for Young Adults October 8, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) wishes to be recorded in support of the House bill 1954 and Senate bill 1237, An Act Relative to HIV Prevention Access for Young Adults. The MMS is a professional association of over 25,000 physicians and medical students and advocates on behalf of patients...

  • Testimony in Opposition to Acts that Remove the Restrictions on Licenses of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists October 8, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) wishes to be recorded in opposition to H.1868/S.716, legislation that would allow certified registered nurse anesthetists (“CRNA”) to practice independently. Specifically, the bills would allow CRNAs to order and interpret tests, and to prescribe, dispense,...

  • Testimony in Support of An Act Relative to Removing Barriers to Non-Opioid Pain Management October 1, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society wishes to be recorded in strong support of SB 604, An Act relative to removing barriers to non-opioid pain management. The CARE Act, signed by Governor Baker in 2018, required insurance coverage of non-opioid pain management alternatives. Coverage of pain...

  • Testimony in Support of An Act Promoting High Value and High Quality Care October 1, 2019

    The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) appreciates the opportunity to testify before the Joint Committee on Financial Services in strong support of H.931 An Act Promoting High Value and High Quality Care. Physicians in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts remain committed to driving the highest...


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