SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 151B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following 3 definitions:-
24. The term “family caregiver” shall mean an individual who provides medical or supervisory care to a family member with a serious health condition.
25. The term “family member” shall mean a person who is related to the family caregiver by: (a) consanguinity; (b) legal custody; (c) marriage; or (d) a person with whom a family caregiver lives in a familial relationship.
26. The term “serious health condition” shall mean an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition which requires: inpatient care in hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility; or continuing supervision by a health care provider.
SECTION 2. Section 3 of chapter 151B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sex”, in lines 17 and 61, in each instance, the following words:- , family caregiver status.
SECTION 3. Section 4 of said chapter 151B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sex”, in lines 3, 69, 82, and 87 in each instance, the following words:- , family caregiver status.
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