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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2606        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2083


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.


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 regarding MassHealth applications.






Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2606        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2083

By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2083) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to providing a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants.  Public Health. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1530 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act regarding MassHealth applications.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Section 9 of Chapter 118E of the General Laws, as amended by Chapter 211 of the Acts of 2010, is hereby amended by inserting, after the words “long-term care needs of the individuals,” the following:-

              The division shall provide, without requiring prior authorization, for up to sixty (60) days of eligibility for MassHealth home and Community Based Services, including personal care services, for individuals who, upon discharge from an acute hospital, medical center, nursing facility, or health care facility including rehabilitation facilities and state hospitals, are presumed to be financially eligible for the MassHealth program and clinically eligible for home and community based services, as determined by an Aging Services Access Point or an Independent Living Center; provided further the division shall promulgate such standards and regulations as may be necessary for the administration of said presumptive eligibility program.

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