Section 16 of Chapter 6A of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended at the end by adding the following paragraphs:-
Any community services program funded with 80% or more by contracts with agencies within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and in which its employees are charged with care of individuals served by the program, the employer providing the program must identify minimal staffing levels for each residential or other staffer setting within the program. These levels shall be accompanied by an explanation consisting of a risk review or other analysis which shows how the identified staffing level will be sufficient to maintain the safety of employees and the individuals served.
Any location where supports and/or services are provided through programs funded with 80% or more by contracts with agencies within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services which are governed by state regulations that require any type of safety plan or assessment for the individuals served by the program shall include as part of that assessment for each individual the minimum staffing level(s) per setting deemed sufficient to maintain the safety of an individual.
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