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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.347 187th (2011 - 2012)

An Act relative to dementia patients in longterm care facilities

By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 347) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to dementia patients in longterm care facilities Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Alice K. Wolf

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide regulations for dementia special care units in longterm care facilities given the increased level of dementia among residents, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
Alice K. Wolf 25th Middlesex
Jonathan Hecht 29th Middlesex
Michael D. Brady 9th Plymouth
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 16th Suffolk
Stephen Stat Smith 28th Middlesex
James J. O'Day 14th Worcester
Patricia D. Jehlen
Edward F. Coppinger 10th Suffolk
Karen E. Spilka
Cory Atkins 14th Middlesex
Ruth B. Balser 12th Middlesex
Denise Andrews 2nd Franklin
Joyce A. Spiliotis 12th Essex
George T. Ross 2nd Bristol
Carolyn C. Dykema 8th Middlesex
Louis L. Kafka 8th Norfolk
Christine E. Canavan 10th Plymouth
Jennifer E. Benson 37th Middlesex

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