Legislative Advocacy

Legislation, Advocacy and Health Policies

The MCAAP Committee on Legislation tracks legislation relevant to children’s health care and related issues, provides testimony on bills, and updates the Executive Board on the state budget process and the specific ways in which it may impact children’s health care. The Committee works in collaboration with other AAP subcommittees and groups who are invested in children’s health care. The goals of the Committee are to consider issues of importance to the children of Massachusetts that have been affected by local, state, and national legislative action; to research and discuss such issues as they are brought to the attention of the Committee by its members, Chapter members, and others; and to recommend appropriate actions to the Executive Committee after such study and discussion.

MCAAP Testimony on Various Childhood Topics

Active Streets and Healthy Communities
Conversion Therapy
Early Intervention
Electronic Medical Records
Gun Safety
Healthcare Reform
Limited Services Clinics
MA Vaccine Exemption Legislation
MCPAP for Moms
Medical Marijuana
NP Testimony
Nursing Board Regulations
PE Bill
Pediatric Ward Closures
Personal Exemption Testimony
Prescription Monitoring Program
Reach Out and Read
Substance Abuse
Tuition Equity

MCAAP Annual Meeting Report of Counsel 2016
RFDASH 2016 – This year’s Residents and Fellows Day at the State House (RFDASH) took place on June 16, 2016 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Bullfinch Tent) and the Massachusetts State House in Boston. To access the program, click here: RFDASH2016ebinder.

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