SECTION 1. Section 9 of Chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding in the second sentence of the second paragraph, after the words “requirements for Title XIX” the following new language:--
“; provided further that any program of home and community based services funded pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or pursuant to the provisions of chapter one hundred and eighteen G, in which family members are permitted to serve as paid caregivers, shall include spouses within the definition of family member; provided further the Executive Office of Health and Human Services shall file a state plan amendment or wavier application, as is required to allow spouses to serve as paid caregivers.”
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