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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1377         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 301

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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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 relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1377        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 301

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 301) of Richard T. Moore, Mark C. Montigny, John V. Fernandes, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence.  Elder Affairs. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 282 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence.
 

              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 14A of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:

              In the event that a nursing facility resident who is a MassHealth recipient enters a hospital, the division shall pay to preserve his or her bed in the nursing facility for a period of up to 10 days. The division shall reimburse the nursing facility for the medical leave of absence, which shall include an observation stay in a hospital in excess of 24 hours.

              In the event a MassHealth member is residing in a nursing facility and requests a nonmedical leave of absence to move to a less restrictive environment, the division shall pay to preserve his or her bed in the facility for a period of up to 15 days. For any other nonmedical leave of absence, the facility shall preserve the bed for a period of up to 10 days.

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