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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.3947 187th (2011 - 2012)

An Act providing for dementia-specific training for certain employees of long-term care facilities.

By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, for the committee on Health Care Financing, that the Bill relative to dementia patients in longterm care facilities (House, No. 347), ought to pass with an amendment substituting therefore a bill with the same title (House, No. 3947). February 16, 2012.

Bill Information

Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

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.

Bill History

Displaying 18 actions for Bill H.3947
Date Branch Action
2/16/2012 House Reported from the committee on Health Care Financing
2/16/2012 House Recommended new draft for H347
3/28/2012 House New draft of H347
3/28/2012 House Ordered to a third reading
5/23/2012 House Read third, amended and passed to be engrossed
5/29/2012 Senate Read and referred to the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules
6/12/2012 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment
6/12/2012 Senate Rules suspended
6/12/2012 Senate Read second, amended (as recommended by the committee on Senate Ethics and Rules), ordered to a third reading
6/12/2012 Senate Read third
6/12/2012 Senate Passed to be engrossed - Roll Call #227 [37 YEAS - 0 NAYS]
6/27/2012 House Rules suspended
6/27/2012 House House concurred in the Senate amendment
6/28/2012 House Emergency preamble adopted
6/28/2012 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
6/28/2012 House Enacted
6/28/2012 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
7/8/2012 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2012

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