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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill HD.4980 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing out-of-state medical licensing reciprocity during the COVID-19 emergency

By Mr. Kearney of Scituate, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patrick Joseph Kearney and Nika C. Elugardo relative to providing out-of-state medical licensing reciprocity during the COVID-19 emergency. Public Health.

Bill Information

Patrick Joseph Kearney

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to maximize those efforts to protect the health and safety of Massachusetts residents by granting medical licensing reciprocity to those individuals in public and private health care, emergency, and other entities engaged in efforts throughout the state to treat and prevent the additional spread of COVID-19, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety, health and convenience.

Docket History

Displaying 3 actions for Bill HD.4980
Date Branch Action
4/2/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/13/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Public Health
1/5/2021 Senate No further action taken

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