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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1490         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1085

 

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 the safety of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1490        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1085

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1085) of Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to the safety of Alzheimer's disease patients.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the safety of Alzheimer’s disease patients.
 

              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 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 12DD, the following new section: -

              Section 12EE.   A physician registered under this chapter, upon express or implied consent of a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, pursuant to and consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Section 264, 42 USC 1320(d), and the United States Department of Health and Human Services Privacy Rule, 45 CFR 164.500-534, shall report the Alzheimer’s diagnosis to a family member or legal personal representative of the patient, and provide to said family member or legal personal representative information about care planning services, including assistance understanding the diagnosis as well as the medical and non-medical options for ongoing treatment, services, and supports, and information about how to obtain such treatments, services, and supports.

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