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The House Health Care & Wellness Committee considers a broad range of issues relating to the provision of physical and behavioral health care services; long-term care; and strategies to promote better health. Health care service issues include the licensing and regulation of health care facilities and the credentialing of new health care professions and the scope of practice for all health care professions. The committee also regulates pharmacies and pharmaceutical drugs and has oversight and regulatory responsibility for state public health programs. The committee also considers issues relating to the accessibility and affordability of health care in both the private health insurance market and public health programs such as Medicaid and the state health exchange.
(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)
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