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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 494         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1021

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John Hart, Jr.

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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 to increase access to vaccines.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John Hart, Jr.

First Suffolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 494        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1021

By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1021) of John Hart, Jr. for legislation to increase access to vaccines.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1106 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase access to vaccines.
 

              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.  In the definition of “Administer,” following subsection (c), include new subsection (d) For the purpose of administering a vaccination or immunization as defined by the Department of Public Health, a qualified medical assistant at the direction of a practitioner in the course of his professional practice.

              Section 1. Following the section which defines “Practitioner” include: “Qualified Medical Assistant” A medical assistant who has completed a qualified medical assistants program, which program includes training on administration of vaccines and immunizations.  The Department of Public Health shall maintain and publish a list of certified medical assistant programs.

              Section 7(d) (4). After the words “practical nurse” add the words: or a qualified medical assistant.”

              Section 9 (a). At the end of this section add the words: A practitioner may cause controlled substances for vaccines and immunizations to be administered under his direction by a qualified medical assistant.

              Section 9 (b).  In the first sentence of this section, following the words “veterinary medicine or as a nurse” include the words: or a qualified medical assistant.

              Section 9 (c). In the second paragraph of this subsection, following the word “hygienist” include the words: or a qualified medical assistant”

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