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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1390         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1177

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

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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 to provide survivorship plans and wellness resources for cancer patients.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1390        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1177

By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1177) of Tolman for legislation to provide survivorship plans and wellness resources for cancer patients [Joint Committee on Public Health].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to provide survivorship plans and wellness resources for cancer patients.
 

              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of health and human services shall issue regulations on all state licensed cancer treatment facilities and medical and/or surgical oncologists in private practice to include mandated cancer survivorship plans for all patients  at the completion of their active cancer treatment.  Said cancer survivorship plans shall include but not be limited to, a summary of their diagnosis, a summary of the treatment administered, recommendations for the subsequent care of the individual with respect to the cancer involved, follow-up testing and monitoring, a directory of support services, wellness resources, and contact information for all related clinical staff.   

              Said regulations shall be issued no later than one year from the passage of this bill.

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