HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2301        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1967


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



James J. O'Day


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 cueing and supervision in the PCA program.






James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Gerard Cassidy

9th Plymouth

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Michael S. Day

31st Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Natalie Higgins

4th Worcester

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Jack Lewis

7th Middlesex

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Paul Tucker

7th Essex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Bud Williams

11th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2301        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1967

By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1967) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the administration of the personal care attendant program by the Division of Medical Assistance.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 113 OF 2015-2016.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court



An Act relative to cueing and supervision in the PCA program.


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

SECTION 4. Section 12 of chapter one hundred and eighteen E as so appearing, is hereby amended in the first paragraph by inserting at the end thereof the following new sentence:-

“Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the division shall develop or amend any standards and regulations applicable to the personal care attendant program to include as eligible members those individuals who are otherwise eligible for said program, but who require supervision and cueing in order to perform two or more activities of daily living.”