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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 140         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 23

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gale D. Candaras

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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 personal care attendant orientation .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 140        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 23

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 23) of Gale D. Candaras, Denise Andrews, John F. Keenan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide personal care attendant orientation
.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 268 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to provide personal care attendant orientation .
 

              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 32(b) of chapter 118G of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end the following: 

              The council and 1199SEIU shall work jointly with all other interested stakeholders to establish a new personal care attendant orientation program for all persons newly hired as a personal care attendant.  Said orientation shall supplement and not replace training provided by consumers.  Said orientation may include training on independent living principles, identifying and reporting of fraud and abuse, and workers’ rights and responsibilities.   Said orientation shall be completed within four months of initial employment as a personal care attendant and shall take no longer than four hours to complete.   Persons currently employed as a personal care attendant shall be exempt from the legal requirement to complete said orientation.  Nothing in this section shall change or alter the PCA program principles of consumer direction and consumer control.

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