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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1826        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1911


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Tackey Chan


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 limit outsourcing of the Massachusetts health care workforce.






Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Robert F. Fennell

10th Essex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Frank A. Moran

17th Essex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1826        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1911

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1911) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to prohibit certain grants, incentive payments and other supplemental reimbursements to hospitals outsourcing certain health care delivery jobs.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act to limit outsourcing of the Massachusetts health care workforce.


              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.   Section 51 of Chapter 111 of the Massachusetts General Laws is hereby amended by inserting prior to the words “The department of public health shall promulgate rules and regulations” the following:

              No hospital licensed pursuant to this section that outsources health care delivery jobs that could otherwise be preformed by the current health care workforce to a workforce based or employed outside the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall be eligible for grants, incentive payments or other such supplemental reimbursement from the Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund, the Health Care Payment Reform Fund, the e-Health Institute Fund,” or the "Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund.”  In consultation with the department of labor and workforce development and the Office of Medicaid, the department of public health shall establish rules and regulations defining “outsources jobs” and as otherwise necessary for implementation of this provision.

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