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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 769         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1073


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Gale D. Candaras


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 spouses as caregivers.






Gale D. Candaras


Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Kenneth J. Donnelly


James B. Eldridge


Patricia D. Jehlen


Michael R. Knapik


Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr


Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 769        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1073

By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1073) of Tarr, Swan, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers [Joint Committee on Public Health].

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act regarding spouses as caregivers.

              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 9 of Chapter 118 E is hereby amended by adding in the second sentence of the second paragraph, after the words “requirements for Title XIX” the following new language:-- Any program of home and community based services funded pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or pursuant to the provisions chapter one hundred and eighteen G, in which family members are permitted to serve as paid caregivers, shall include spouses within the definition of family member.

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