HEALTH, HOSPITALS AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • Members

  • Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services

  • Committee Files

Chair: Senator Nereida Rivera-O'Reilly 

Vice-Chair: Senator Kurt A. Vialet

Members:

Senator Novelle E. Francis, Jr.

Senator Janette Millin Young

Senator Sammuel Sanes

Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff

The jurisdiction of the Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human
Services encompasses and the Committee shall:  

(1) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to public health,
mental health, sanitation, pest control, hospitals, medical services, pharmacies medical schools,
nursing schools and nursing programs, human services, and all matters pertaining thereto;

(2) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to the Hospital
Board, Board of Nurse Licensure, Board of Medical Examiners, Board of Medicine, Board of
Surgery, Board of Naturopathic Physicians, Board of Dentistry of Dental Examiners Board of
Pharmacy, Board of Optometry, Board of Physical Therapy, Board of Chiropractic Examiners,
Board of Podiatry, Board of Examiners for the Practice of Veterinary Medicine, Board of
Psychology Examiners, Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners, Board of Social Work
Licensure ;

(3) receive, consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to ambulatory
care and urgent care; vocational rehabilitation programs,

(4) receive and consider bills relating to day care programs, foster care and
placement of children, adult social services, public assistance and other social welfare
programs.

(5) receive consider, and make recommendations on all bills relating to senior citizens
and programs for senior citizens and persons with disabilities; and

(6) receive, consider and make recommendations on bills relating to any other board,
commission or agency whose operation or nature of business is relevant to the operation of the
Committee on Health, Hospitals, and Human Services.

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