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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 537         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 305

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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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 residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 537        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 305

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 305) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to conduct background checks on residents of nursing and assisted living facilities.  Elder Affairs. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 286 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
 

              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 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 72E the following section:-

                            Section 72E1/2. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, nursing home and assisted living facility administrators shall conduct background checks of all potential residents to promote a safe living environment and for the protection of all current residents.             

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