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 – July 18, 2013
Cheerleading – June 21, 2014
CHIPRA – April 22, 2014
Conversion Therapy – January 29, 2016
Early Intervention – April 24, 2014
E-Cigarettes – October 1, 2013
Electronic Medical Records – October 2, 2014
Gun Safety – September 13, 2013, June 23, 2014, July 23, 2014
Healthcare Reform – November 6, 2013
Immunization – June 3, 2015
Lead – September 28, 2016
Limited Services Clinics – July 23, 2013
MA Vaccine Exemption Legislation – June 3, 2015
MCPAP – April 24, 2014
MCPAP for Moms – June 15, 2015
Medical Marijuana – April 19, 2013
NP’s – June 18, 2014, November 19, 2013
NP Testimony – November 17, 2015
Nursing Board Regulations – August 14, 2013
PE Bill – June 3, 2015
Pediatric Ward Closures – May 20, 2013
Personal Exemption Testimony – May 27, 2015
Prescription Monitoring Program – May 21, 2013
Reach Out and Read – February 27, 2015
Substance Abuse – February 12, 2016
Tuition Equity – February 10, 2014

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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MCAAP Legislative Committee Process Policy Statement 3 2017

Request for Endorsement from the MCAAP