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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2065         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2097

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Walter F. Timilty

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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 patients rights.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2065        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2097

By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2097) of Walter F. Timilty, John J. Lawn, Jr. and Angelo M. Scaccia relative to the rights of patients to certain bulk medications upon discharge from medical facilities.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1539 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to patients rights.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 70E of chapter 11 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is herby amended by inserting after subsection (n) the following subsection:-

              (o) to obtain from the facility in charge of his care, upon discharge, any bulk medications that were prescribed for him during his stay including, but not limited to, aerosol inhalers, topical products such as creams and powders eye drops, insulins and special order items, provided that any such items are patient specific and personal and would not otherwise be used in the treatment of another patient.  Upon discharge from the hospital, these bulk items shall be considered the personal property of the patient and the physician shall include in discharge orders that the patient be provided with the specific bulk products that were used in the hospital with use directions.  The department shall promulgate regulations to implement this section.

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