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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 467        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1784

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ruth B. Balser

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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 regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 467        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1784

By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1784) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1960 OF 2011-2012.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act regarding proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project.

 

              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 19 of the General Laws is hereby amended by hereby amended by inserting after section 16 the following section:-

                                Section 16A.

                                (a) The department shall operate a statewide program to provide mental health consultations by telephone, available for a minimum of 5 days a week, to pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners and primary care practices for persons under the age of 19 who exhibit a possible mental health or substance use disorder.

                                (b) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the costs of this program shall be assessed on surcharge payers under section 38 of chapter 118G and may be collected in a manner consistent with said chapter 118. All surcharge revenue generated under this section shall be allocated to support the program, including an expansion into educational settings.

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