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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 879         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1108

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Daniel A. Wolf

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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 limit outsourcing of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

James T. Welch

Hampden

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 879        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1108

By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1108) of Daniel A. Wolf, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Cleon H. Turner, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to limit outsourcing of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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 performed by the current 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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