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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 886         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 521

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Patricia D. Jehlen

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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 providing an alternative to institutional care.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 886        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 521

By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 521) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Jonathan Hecht, James M. Murphy and others for legislation to regard MassHealth applications.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 510 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An act providing an alternative to institutional care.
 

              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. The division shall provide, within forty-eight hours of a request, 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 eligible for the MassHealth program and permanently or temporarily clinically eligible for home and community based services, as determined by an aging services access point, an independent living center, senior care options provider, or program for all-inclusive services for the elderly; provided  further the division shall promulgate such standards and regulations as  may be necessary for the administration of said provision of services.

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