- REP. MEREDITH STRANG BURGESS -
TAKES POST ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

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AUGUSTA State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess has been assigned to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services for the 124th Legislature, which puts her in a position to help shape policy on health care.

"I am honored to be joining this important committee," said Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess (R-Cumberland). "This committee will be dealing head-on with some of the more important issues to Maine's most vulnerable citizens over the coming months. We will also be charged with making some very difficult funding decisions."

The Maine Legislature has 17 joint standing committees. Every committee has jurisdiction over clearly defined parts of state government.

The Committee on Health and Human Services has 14 members three senators and 11 members of the House, including a tribal representative. It has oversight responsibilities for the Department of Health and Human Services, Dirigo Health, and the Maine Health Data Organization.

The committee also has jurisdiction over MaineCare (Medicaid), public health and disease control, prescription drugs, health care facilities, the health care workforce, social and rehabilitation services, substance abuse, mental health, public assistance, nursing facilities, residential care, and long-term care for the elderly.

Rep. Strang Burgess is a second-term legislator representing House District 108, which includes Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Long Island and part of North Yarmouth.

 

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RepMeredith.StrangBurgess@Legislature.Maine.gov