HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1972        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1797

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kay Khan

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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 civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse to MCI Framingham.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

1/15/2015

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

1/21/2015

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

1/30/2015

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

1/26/2015

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

1/22/2015

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

2/3/2015

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

2/3/2015

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

1/27/2015

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

1/27/2015

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

1/26/2015

Linda Dorcena Forry

First Suffolk

1/30/2015

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

1/29/2015

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

1/26/2015

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

1/23/2015

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

1/23/2015

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

1/28/2015

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

1/30/2015

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

1/29/2015

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

2/3/2015

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

1/22/2015

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1972        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1797

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1797) of Kay Khan and others relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1790 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse to MCI Framingham.

 

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.  Section 7 of Chapter 111B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 27-28, the following words “or to the Massachusetts correctional institution, Framingham”.

SECTION 2.  Said Section 7 of said Chapter 111B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

              The department shall ensure that no female is committed to the Massachusetts correctional institution, Framingham for rehabilitative purposes pursuant to this section or pursuant to section 35 of chapter 123 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. Section 35 of Chapter 123 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 50-51 the words “or at Framingham, if a female”.

SECTION 4.  Said Section 35 of said Chapter 123, as so appearing, is hereby further amended in line 53 by inserting after the words “convicted criminals.” the following sentence:-

Within 24 hours of completed detoxification the person so committed shall receive a full mental health evaluation performed by a physician board certified in psychology, qualified psychiatric nurse clinical specialist or licensed psychologist.

SECTION 5.  Said Section 35 of said Chapter 123, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 63, the word “institutions” and inserting in place thereof the word “institution”.

SECTION 6.  Said Section 35 of said Chapter 123 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out in line 64, the words “and Framingham”.

SECTION 7.  Said Section 35 of said Chapter 123 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The department of public health shall establish and maintain the necessary number of secure treatment beds for females to meet the requirements of this section.

SECTION 8.  Said Section 35 of said Chapter 123 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:-

The department of public health shall file an annual report on these proceedings with the house committee on ways and means, the senate committee on ways and means, the joint committee on mental health & substance abuse and the joint committee on health care financing.