The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee is responsible for the oversight of health care policy. Its focus is legislation that works to prevent disease, promote well-being at all life stages and encourage informed choices that enrich the quality of life for residents and communities.
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MONDAY - Veterans Housing, Medical Marijuana Status, Offshore Wind Energy, Long-Term Care & Delaware Bayshore Tourism Top Assembly CommitteesVeterans housing, status of state medical marijuana program, facilitating offshore wind energy projects, helping provide compensation relief to long term care facilities and promoting Delaware Bayshore tourism highlight Monday's Assembly committee meetings...
Eustace, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Lagana & Caride Legislation to Encourage Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs Approved by Assembly(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Timothy Eustace, Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Joseph Lagana and Marlene Caride to provide a safe way for New Jersey residents to dispose of prescription drugs was approved, 69-3, Monday by the Assembly. The measure has passed both houses and will now go to the Governor's desk for further consideration.
"Disposing of unused prescription drugs properly is equally as important as taking them as prescribed," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Prescription drug abuse is prevalent in many communities, and much of that abuse begins at home where the drugs are easily accessible."
PARCC Assessment Use Moratorium, Disaster Relief, Help for Veterans, Coal Rolling Ban & Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act Top Monday Assembly SessionYouth Cardiac Care, State Investment Council Reform, Vo-tech School Construction, Consumer Rebate Protection & Safe Prescription Medicine Drop-Off Also on Tap
Imposing a three-year moratorium on use of PARCC assessments, helping homeowners after disasters, helping veteran-owned businesses banning coal rolling and the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015 highlight Monday's Assembly voting session.
Requiring an annual physical examination of child 19 years of age or younger include questions related to cardiac health, State Investment Council reform, promoting vocational school construction, consumer rebate protection and secure prescription medicine drop-off receptacles are also on tap...