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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1339         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1787

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Linda Dorcena Forry

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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 increase mental health facilities for women in the Commonwealth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1339        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1787

By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1787) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to increase access to mental health facilities for women in the Commonwealth.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase mental health facilities for women in the Commonwealth.
 

              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 4 of chapter 11B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "seven", in line 26, the words:- (6) the department will ensure that secure beds for persons committed under Section 35 are available in applicable licensed facilities. 

              SECTION 2. Section 6 of chapter 11B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "programs", in line 17, the words:- (5) the ratio between secure beds for patients committed under Section 35 and voluntary commitment beds. (6) the number of facilities exclusively for women.

              SECTION 3. Section 6B of chapter 11B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "program;", in line 14, the words:- (3) the ability of the treatment program to receive individuals under Section 35 commitments; (4) the ability of the program to treat women;

              SECTION 4. Section 6B of chapter 11B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting in place of the number "(3)", in line 20, and the number:- (5)

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