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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1426         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1178

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

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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 relative to investigations by boards of registration in medicine, nursing and psychologists.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1426        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1178

By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1178) of Tolman for legislation relative to investigations by boards of registration in medicine, nursing and psychologists [Joint Committee on Public Health].


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to investigations by boards of registration in medicine, nursing and psychologists.
 

              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 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new section:

              Section 61A. Any privilege established by section twenty B of chapter two hundred thirty three, by court decision or by professional code relating to the exclusion of health information, including confidential communications, may not be invoked in any investigation of complaints or prosecution of disciplinary action by the board of registration in medicine, the board registration in nursing and, the board of registration of psychologists. 

              All health information obtained by the board of registration in medicine, the board registration in nursing and, the board of registration of psychologists shall be maintained in accordance with chapter sixty-six A and chapter ninety-three H. 

              Patient identities shall be impounded when such health information is used in any disciplinary action by the board of registration in medicine, the board registration in nursing and, the board of registration of psychologists.

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