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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 958         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 506

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Katherine M. Clark

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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 expanding the determination of need threshold.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 958        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 506

By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 506) of Katherine M. Clark for legislation to expand the determination of need threshold.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1068 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act expanding the determination of need threshold.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 25B of chapter 111 of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting within the definition of "expenditure minimum with respect to substantial capital expenditures'' after the words “unless the expenditures and acquisitions are at least $25,000,000, in which case a determination of need shall be required”, the following:- “ or unless the expenditures and acquisitions are at least $5,000,000, or will total at least $25,000,000 when aggregated over a five year period, and will (i) not be implemented within its own primary service area to be defined by the department for these purposes, and (ii) will be implemented within the primary service area of another hospital that is a community hospital.”

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