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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 871         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 66

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James T. Welch

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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 clarify the definition of a personal care attendant.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James T. Welch

Hampden

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 871        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 66

By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 66) of James T. Welch, John F. Keenan and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to clarify the definition of personal care attendant.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 292 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to clarify the definition of a personal care attendant.
 

              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 28 of Chapter 118G of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by deleting the existing definition of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) and by replacing said existing definition with the following new definition:  Personal Care Attendant (PCA) – a person, including a personal aide, who has been selected by a consumer or the consumer’s surrogate to provide personal care services to persons with disabilities or seniors under the MassHealth personal care attendant program or any successor program, or under any program operated by an entity under contract in whole or in part with MassHealth, the Executive Office of Health & Human Services and/or the Executive Office of Health & Human Services departments and divisions.

              SECTION 2.  Section 31(b) of Chapter 118G of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following phrase at the end of the fifth sentence in that subsection:

              “,or under any program operated by an entity under contract in whole or in part with MassHealth, the Executive Office of Health & Human Services and/or the Executive Office of Health & Human Services departments and divisions.”

              SECTION 3.  MassHealth and/or the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and its departments and divisions, shall promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary for the implementation and administration of this section.

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