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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 749         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 56

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. McGee

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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 assess the impact of the public welfare system on the health and well-being of children.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 749        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 56

By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 56) of Thomas M. McGee for legislation to assess the impact of the public welfare system on the health and well-being of children.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 54 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to assess the impact of the public welfare system on the health and well-being of children.
 

              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. The Department of Public Health, in conjunction with other child and family-serving agencies, shall conduct an annual child assessment as part of a child surveillance study on the impact of the public welfare system on the health and well-being of the children and youth (birth through age 18) of the Commonwealth. Said child health assessment shall include but not be limited to: the measure and assessment of nutritional status (through height and weight measurements); birth outcomes status (especially birthweights); poverty status; school readiness status and safety status (including injury prevalence rates and hospitalization rates) of children and youth in the Commonwealth. Said annual child health assessment statement shall be submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing, and the Joint Committee on Education by April 1 of each year.

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