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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 132         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 982

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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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 relative to behavioral health emergency services.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

James B. Eldridge

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 132        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 982

By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 982) of Eldridge and Flanagan for legislation relative to behavioral health emergency services [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to behavioral health emergency services.
 

              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.  Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 53G the following new section:-

              Section 53H.  Any entity seeking licensure or license renewal under section 51 as a clinic providing mental health services or substance abuse services shall be deemed to be in compliance with the conditions of licensure as a clinic under section 51 if it is accredited to provide services by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the Council on Accreditation or any other national accrediting body that the department determines provides reasonable assurances that such conditions are met.

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