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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1089         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1941

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carolyn C. Dykema

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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 supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1089        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1941

By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1941) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the registration of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3975 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 

              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. Section 10 of chapter 13 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The board shall require that physicians complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECTION 2. Section 11C of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The board shall require that physician assistants complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECTION 3. Section 11D of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The board shall require that dieticians and nutritionists complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECTION 4. Section 14 of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- 

(l) The board shall require that nurses complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECTION 5. Section 19 of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-

The board shall require that dental professionals complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECTION 6. Section 90 of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The board shall require that allied mental health and human services professions complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SECTION 7. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the office of health equity within the executive office of health and human services, shall evaluate the access to medical care, unmet mental health needs, discrimination, relationships with community support specialists, and increasing the amount of qualified trained health care providers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The executive office of health and human services shall, based on such evaluation, promulgate rules and regulations to reduce the impact of such determinants on health care disparities outcomes for such individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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