SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1396        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 538


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Richard T. Moore


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the provider’s council.






Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1396        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 538

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 538) of Richard T. Moore, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carlos Henriquez and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council.  Health Care Financing.


SEE SENATE, NO. 534 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the provider’s council.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b), (c) or (f) of section 12 of chapter 176J or any other general or special law to the contrary, Massachusetts Council of Human Services Providers, Inc., a Massachusetts charitable corporation, shall be deemed a “qualified association” and an approved “small business group purchasing cooperative,” both as defined in section 1 of chapter 176J, and as such may procure health care coverage for qualified association members subject only to the provisions of subsections (a), (d) and (e) of section 12 of chapter 176J and section 13 of chapter 176J.