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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 103        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 992


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Harriette L. Chandler


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 adult dental restoration.






Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 103        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 992

By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 992) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Karen E. Spilka, Mark C. Montigny and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to adult dental restoration.  Public Health. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1079 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to adult dental restoration.


              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 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 53, and inserting in place thereof the following:-

              Section 53. The division shall include within its covered services for adults all federally optional services that were included in its state plan or demonstration program in effect on January 1, 2002, including all dental services. Covered services for adults in the MassHealth Essential program shall include dental services to the same extent as such services were covered for adults in the MassHealth Basic program as of January 1, 2002.

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