HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 937        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1362


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Daniel Cullinane


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 to provide diabetes prevention program benefits.






Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

Jack Lewis

7th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

David M. Nangle

17th Middlesex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Viriato M. deMacedo

Plymouth and Barnstable

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

Evandro C. Carvalho

5th Suffolk

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Gerard Cassidy

9th Plymouth

Adrian Madaro

1st Suffolk

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 937        FILED ON: 1/18/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1362

By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1362) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to provide diabetes prevention program benefits.  Public Service.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court



An Act to provide diabetes prevention program benefits.


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. Chapter 32A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 17O the following section:-

Section 17P. The commission shall provide to any active or retired employee of the commonwealth who is insured under the group insurance commission and is identified as someone with prediabetes those items and services furnished under a diabetes prevention program recognized as a National Diabetes Prevention Program as established by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.