Barrett to chair House Public Health Committee

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, December 11, 2020 11:05 am

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2020) – State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) was recently appointed to serve as chair of the House Public Health Committee.

Barrett, a retired general surgeon, said he will use his experience to help guide him as he examines health-related policies impacting Hoosiers.

"From screenings to insurance and licensing of health officials, this committee examines a number of issues impacting Hoosiers," Barrett said. "And the pandemic is further compounding so many aspects of our health and health care system, so we will have a lot of work to do in the upcoming session. I will certainly draw on my experience as I take on this new charge, and I am ready to get to work leading this committee."

Barrett will also serve on the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

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State Rep. Brad Barrett (R-Richmond) represents House District 56,

which includes portions of Wayne County.

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