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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2857         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 74

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Garrett J. Bradley

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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 the services from the Department of Developmental Services for individuals with prader willi syndrome.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Rhonda Nyman

5th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2857        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 74

By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 74) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the services for individuals with Prader Willi Syndrome.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the services from the Department of Developmental Services for individuals with prader willi syndrome.
 

              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 1 of Chapter 123B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after the definition of “person with an intellectual disability”, the following new definition:-

              “Person with Prader-Willi Syndrome”, a person who has a verified diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome, so called, a neurobehavioral genetic disorder, as diagnosed by a physician.”

              SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of developmental services is hereby directed to promulgate regulations (115 CMR 1.00, et seq.) making a person with prader-willi syndrome, as defined in section 1 of chapter 123B of the General Laws, eligible for services and support from said department of developmental services. 

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