Section 26 of Chapter 31 of the general laws is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting place in thereof the following:- The administrator may require any disabled veteran to present a certificate of a physician, approved by the administrator, that his disability is not such as to incapacitate him from the performance of the duties of the position for which he is eligible. The cost of a physical examination of such veteran for the purpose of obtaining such certificate shall be borne by the commonwealth. Notwithstanding the administrator's right to require a physician's certificate in the case of a disabled veteran, an appointing authority shall not require, request or accept an individual's military medical record or military personnel service record for the purpose of employment; provided, however, that an appointing authority may require, request or accept the individual's DD–214 form. An appointing authority shall not impose a term or condition on an individual as a condition of obtaining or retaining employment if compliance with the term or condition would require the individual to present the individual's military medical record or military personnel service record as set forth in this paragraph; provided, however, that an appointing authority may impose a term or condition requiring the individual to present the individual's DD–214 form. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an appointing authority to require military service records if the condition stated on the individual's DD–214 form is other than honorable. This paragraph shall apply to all civil and non-civil service municipalities’ hiring authorities.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.