HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2632        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 599

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Christine P. Barber

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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 protecting the rights of assisted living residents.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

Rebecca L. Rausch

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

José F. Tosado

9th Hampden

Paul F. Tucker

7th Essex

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2632        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 599

By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 599) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to protecting the rights of assisted living residents.  Elder Affairs.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act protecting the rights of assisted living residents.

 

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:  Section 14 of chapter 19D of the general laws is hereby amended by adding after the words, “sponsor’s covenant to comply with applicable federal and state laws”, the following:-

“including chapters 186 and 239 of the general laws”

SECTION 2:  Section 14 of chapter 19D is hereby further amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

“The Attorney General shall promulgate regulations pursuant to section 2(c) of chapter 93A of the general laws to protect the consumer rights of residents of assisted living residences, including all assisted living residences operated by facilities providing continuing care as defined by section 76 of chapter 93, against unfair deceptive acts or practices and to provide that the violation of such regulations as well as the regulations pursuant to chapter 19 shall be considered a violation of said chapter 93A of the general laws.”

SECTION 3:  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the attorney general shall promulgate regulations pursuant to Section 2 of this act, no later than one year following the passage of this act.