SECTION 1. Section 28 of Chapter 118G of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by deleting the existing definition of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) and by replacing said existing definition with the following new definition: Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – a person, including a personal aide, who has been selected by a consumer or the consumer’s surrogate to provide personal care services to persons with disabilities or seniors under the MassHealth personal care attendant program or any successor program, or under any program operated by an entity under contract in whole or in part with MassHealth, the Executive Office of Health & Human Services and/or the Executive Office of Health & Human Services departments and divisions.
SECTION 2. Section 31(b) of Chapter 118G of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following phrase at the end of the fifth sentence in that subsection:
“,or under any program operated by an entity under contract in whole or in part with MassHealth, the Executive Office of Health & Human Services and/or the Executive Office of Health & Human Services departments and divisions.”
SECTION 3. MassHealth and/or the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and its departments and divisions, shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the implementation and administration of this section.
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