MaineHealth utilizes its network of professionals and experts to weigh in on important policy issues that could impact our ability to meet our mission and vision.
Attached below is the 2019 Legislative Tracking Sheet:
Legislative testimony and resources from the 128th Legislature (2017-2018) are available here.
Below is legislative testimony provided by experts from MaineHealth.
Testimony of Katie Fullam Harris Senior Vice President of Government Affairs MaineHealth in Opposition to LD 2110 ”An Act to Lower Health Care Costs"
Testimony of Sara Beth Howes, MaineHealth In Support of LD 2106, “An Act Regarding Prior Authorizations for Prescription Drugs.”
MaineHealth Letter in Support of LD 29, "Resolve, To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis in the State by Establishing a Work Group to Develop Educational Programming for Prevention of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders among Youth and Adolescents"
Robert McCarley in Support of LD 232, "An Act to Change the Process by Which Designated Nonstate Mental Health Institutions Petition the District Court to Admit Certain Patients to a Progressive Treatment Program"
Sarah Calder in Opposition to LD 343, "An Act to Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores" & LD 416, "An Act to Allow Eating Establishments to Permit Smoking Tobacco in Designated Outdoor Eating Areas"
Annette Fournier in Support of LD 1228, "Resolve, Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to Create a Limited Benefit MaineCare Card for Individuals Eligible for the Medicare Savings Program"
Testimony of Sarah Calder, MaineHealth Neither For Nor Against LD 2059, “An Act To Clarify the Provision for Care of Infants after Birth”
Testimony of Sarah Calder, MaineHealth Neither For Nor Against LD 1961, “An Act to Establish the Trust for a Healthy Maine”
Testimony of Sarah Calder, MaineHealth In Support of LD 1950 “An Act to Advance Palliative Care Utilization in the State”
Testimony of Sarah Calder, MaineHealth In Support of LD 1940 “Resolve, Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Increase MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Targeted Case Management Services to Reflect Inflation”
Testimony of Sharon Craig Economides, LM, CPM, MMiD, IBCLC, MaineHealth In Support of LD 1938, “An Act Concerning MaineCare Coverage for Donor Breast Milk”
Testimony of Sarah Calder, MaineHealth In Support of LD 1937 “An Act To Provide Timely Access to Behavioral Health Services for Maine Children and To Address Trauma and the Impacts of the Opioid Crisis”
Testimony of Katie Fullam Harris, MaineHealth In Support of LD 1934 “An Act Regarding Prior Authorization for Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder under the MaineCare Program”
Testimony of Dr. Andy Powell Senior Medical Director of Hospital Services Southern Maine Health Care In Support of LD 1856
Testimony of lvlerilee Perkins Vice President, Board of Trustees Southern I\/laine Health Care In Support of LD 1856 "Resolve, to Support Individuals with Acute Mental Health Needs"
Testimony of Jennifer Hunt-MacLeam Chief Nursing Officer, Spring Harbor Hospital In Support of LD 1856