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3/15/2023 Media Advisory: Committee to hear bills concerning seniors’ health needs
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee meets tomorrow for hearings on several bills concerning older adults.

The committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, at 5 p.m. in the Senate Lounge on the second floor of the State House.

Among the bills scheduled for hearings are:
  • 2023-S 0100 — This bill sponsored by Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. (D-Dist. 10, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton) would establish home care nursing assistants, licensed by the Department of Health, to work exclusively in-home care.
  • 2023-S 0571 — Sponsored by Sen. Matthew L. LaMountain (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston), this bill would increase the monthly personal needs allowances of nursing home facility residents from $50 to $100.
  • 2023-S 0583 — This bill sponsored by Sen. Valarie J. Lawson (D-Dist. 14, East Providence) provides all Medicare recipients over age 65 applying for a Medicare supplement plan guaranteed issue rights regardless of their medical needs or health or receipt of health care.
The meeting will be televised by Capitol Television on Cox Communications, channels 15 and 61 for high definition; i3Broadband (Formerly Full Channel) on channel 15; and Verizon, on channel 34. Livestreaming is available at

For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-1923