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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 77        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 987


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Gale D. Candaras


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 regarding spouses as caregivers.






Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 77        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 987

By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 987) of Gale D. Candaras, Paul McMurtry, Christopher G. Fallon, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers.  Public Health. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1073 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act regarding spouses as caregivers.


              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 9 of Chapter 118 E is hereby amended by adding in the second sentence of the second paragraph, after the words “requirements for Title XIX” the following new language:-- Any program of home and community based services funded pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or pursuant to the provisions chapter one hundred and eighteen G, in which family members are permitted to serve as paid caregivers, shall include spouses within the definition of family member.

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