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Arizona State Legislature
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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz

Democrat
District 29

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 129
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3424
Fax Number: (602) 417-3129

 
Personal Information:
Home City: Tucson
Occupation: Physician
Member Since:
About Matt Heinz
Matt graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and moved to Tucson after accepting a position in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Attracted by the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Tucson’s home-town atmosphere, and most of all, by the friendly and welcoming people, he settled in the area immediately.  Matt currently practices at Tucson Medical Center as a hospital physician, treating patients with serious illnesses requiring hospitalization.

Background
Matt was born in the small town of Midland, Michigan, where his parents remain today. His mother, Janice Heinz, grew up in Colorado and is the daughter of a Lebanese immigrant. Gerald Heinz, Matt’s father, was born to parents of German descent and was raised in rural Nebraska. Gerald and Janice met in Colorado and then relocated to Midland after getting married. Matt’s parents emphasized religious life and they attended Lutheran services every Sunday. Matt spent four years living with his family in the Netherlands during his youth. He has one sister living in the Phoenix area and three other sisters who have settled throughout the country with their families.

Education
Matt attended public elementary and secondary schools in Midland, graduating from H. H. Dow High School. Matt then studied at Albion College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.

At Albion, Matt expanded his critical thinking skills and was invited to participate in multiple summer research fellowships, resulting in his first scientific publication. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and with Spanish language proficiency. He completed a departmental honors thesis in Chemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

After four years at Albion, Matt began his professional training at Wayne State University School of Medicine. During his medical education he attended to patients in clinics and hospitals throughout metropolitan Detroit, including many inner-city areas. He was granted a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School and spent the summer of 2000 conducting stem cell research.

Matt was drawn to just about every facet of medicine at Wayne. However, he ultimately decided to pursue residency training in internal medicine because of the close relationships internists tend to form with their patients. Additionally, Matt found himself comfortable in this element, owing this to the deductive reasoning and problem-solving required to diagnose and treat patients suffering from one or more of the vast number of adult diseases.

Experience
Matt was intimately involved with every aspect of patient care during his time as a resident physician at University Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center, and the Southern Arizona VA. He worked with patients in the emergency department, made daily rounds, and helped implement post-hospitalization care plans. As a resident, he functioned as a clinician as well as a coordinator for medical treatment. In these roles, he experienced firsthand the complexities of multiple health care systems—including a private community hospital, a large research institution, and government-administered medical care.  At TMC, he applies his multidisciplinary training as he cares for patients who are seriously ill and require close monitoring in the hospital for their treatment.


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Sponsored Bills
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HB2089 P* unrestrained minors; motor vehicles; prohibition
HB2090 P* AHCCCS; children; coverage
HB2091 P* nurses; continuing education
HB2092 P* homestead exemption; amount
HB2093 P* property exemptions; 401(k) retirement accounts
HB2094 P* state health coverage; survivor benefits
HB2095 P* state employee health insurance; dependents
HB2096 P* minor parents; medical decisions
HB2097 P* developmentally disabled; residential programs; costs
HB2098 P* school tuition organizations; administration expenses
HB2099 P* mandated health coverage report; legislators
  (NOW: hospice care; restoration
HB2100 P* designated beneficiaries
HB2101 P protest activity; prohibition
HB2167 P definition of dangerous drugs; synthetic
HB2169 C dental board; fees
HB2299 P private prisons; regulation.
HB2300 P private prison contractors; public records
HB2377 P capital postconviction public defender; continuation
HB2399 C sick and safe time
HB2400 C labor; rest periods; meal breaks
HB2401 C employee organizational rights; DPS; corrections
HB2436 P emergency medical technicians; fingerprinting
HB2509 P* transaction privilege tax; services; food
HB2510 P* palliative care; patient information.
  (NOW: synthetic; definition of dangerous drugs
HB2511 P* AHCCCS; transplants; standards
HB2512 P* satellite voting and registration locations
HB2513 P* secretary of state; late filings
HB2514 P* state employee health insurance; incentives
HB2515 P* cancer incidence reporting; procedures
HB2516 P* use tax declaration
HB2517 P* medical tax deduction; federal amount
HB2518 P* education authority districts
HB2519 P* respondent in discovery; civil actions
HB2520 P* professional boards; actions; public access
HB2521 P* significant psychological episode; incident; reporting
HB2522 P* AHCCCS; covered services
HB2545 P* homeowners' associations; rental restrictions
HB2546 C technical correction; bonds; tax considerations
HB2547 C special masters; technical correction
HB2548 P* medical helicopters; nontrauma patients; guidelines See Vote
HB2549 C state nickname; grand canyon state
HB2554 C dental board; investigations; disciplinary action
HB2559 P* reporting violent behavior; government entities
HB2564 C sales tax; pipes and valves
HB2585 P* controlled substances; marijuana; monitoring
HB2586 C military members; consumer reporting agencies
HB2596 P personal property tax exemption
HB2598 C medical marijuana; limit taxation
HB2604 C AHCCCS; services; restoration.
HB2605 C accounting tax credit; repeal.
HB2606 C AHCCCS; nonexperimental transplants; funding
HB2607 P transplant services; AHCCCS.
HB2626 P trustee's sale; postponement; notice
HB2630 C schools; prohibited courses; repeal
HB2639 C state contracts; preference; Arizona businesses
HB2643 P* tax on sweetened beverages
HB2654 C STO tax credits; repeal
HB2655 C gang; immigration intelligence; mission; funding
HB2686 P health insurance; vaccines
HB2708 P homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2711 C prohibited weapon; high capacity magazine.
HCR2035 P personal property tax; repeal
HCR2042 C legislative primary elections; single ballot
HM2001 C F-35 program; support funding
HR2002 C Mexico-U.S. commission; eradicate foot-and-mouth disease
HR2005 P Roosevelt Dam; centennial
HR2007 P Warrene Ware; service
SB1298 P pharmacists; drug therapy protocols
SB1444 C private prison contractors; public records..
SB1445 C private prisoners; transfer
SB1446 C private prisons; oversight
SB1447 C palliative care; patient information
SB1448 C private prisons; capacity; notice
SB1449 C private prisons; regulation
SCR1037 C liquor tax increase; alcohol abuse
SCR1038 C insurer transparency
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 C Lloyd Oliver; death resolution

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