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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1215         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 547

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Malia

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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 LGBT awareness training for aging services providers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1215        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 547

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  Elder Affairs. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1099 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 LGBT awareness training for aging services providers.
 

              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. Chapter 19A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 6 the following section:- 

              Section 6A.  The department shall focus on the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, as well as on improving access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders and caregivers. To that end, the department shall work to ensure that a curriculum is developed that will support the training for the delivery of services. The department shall require that over a period of time such training be completed by all providers of services who contract with or receive funding from the department, from Aging Service Access Points and/or from the MassHealth Office of Long Term Care, or whose services are certified by the department. 

              The department shall develop a process and timeframe for completing such trainings by those who deliver services. 

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