SECTION 1. Section 16 of Chapter 19A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-
(f) The department shall require that all designated local agencies of the department provide training to their protective services caseworkers specifically focused on recognizing the signs and symptoms of cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease, and understanding how cognitive impairment may affect screening, investigation, and service planning.
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