HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2706        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2765

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Diana DiZoglio

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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 establishing emergency medical services for veterans.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

1/20/2017

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

 

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

 

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

 

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

 

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2706        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2765

By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2765) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to emergency medical services for veterans.  Veterans and Federal Affairs.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act establishing emergency medical services for veterans.

 

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

Chapter 111C of the General Laws is hereby amended after inserting section 25 the following section: -

Section 25A. A veteran, as defined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 4, Section 7, clause 43, who is in need of medical assistance at the scene of their illness or injury, shall be transported to the closest appropriate health care facilities in the shortest period of time. All costs associated with the medical treatment shall be paid in full by the Veterans Administration as would be normally covered if the veteran received medical treatment at a Veterans hospital.

The medical facility, other than the Veterans Hospital, providing such medical treatment shall recover all costs associated with said treatment to the Veterans Administration.

In the event the Veterans Administration does not reimburse the medical facility who provided medical services, the medical facility can seek reimbursement from Massachusetts Mass Health Section 1115. Demonstrating Safety Net Care Pool Uncompensated Care Cost Limit protocol fund.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall seek reimbursement from the Veterans Administration for all medical services provided to said veteran paid from the Demonstrating Safety Net Care Pool Uncompensated Care Cost Limit protocol fund for medical treatment provided to a veteran.