Amendment #1 to H.547

An Act relative to LGBT awareness training for aging services providers

The committee on Ways and Means recommend that the bill be amended SECTION 1. Section 4 of chapter 19A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (p) the following subsection:-

(q) to establish minimum training requirements for elderly service providers on the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, as well as on improving access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders and caregivers. The secretary, in a reasonable manner and timeframe determined by the department, shall require that such training be completed by all providers of services who contract with or receive funding from the department, or whose services are certified by the department.