HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 856        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1069



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to nursing facility and long term care claims..


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 33 of Chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking it and inserting the following new section 33:—

Section 33. No claim for costs of a nursing facility and other long term care services may be made by the division under section 31 or 32 if the individual receiving medical assistance was permanently institutionalized, had notified the division that he had no intent on returning home, and had on the date of admission to the nursing facility or other medical institution long term care insurance that when purchased met the requirements of 211 C.M.R. 65.00.