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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 827        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 510


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Patricia D. Jehlen


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 providing an alternative to institutional care.






Patricia D. Jehlen


Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

William N. Brownsberger


Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Gale D. Candaras


James B. Eldridge


Susan C. Fargo


Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 827        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 510

By Ms. Jehlen,  a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 510) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Bruce J. Ayers, John W. Scibak, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to regard MassHealth applications.  Health Care Financing. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 543 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An act providing an alternative to institutional care.


              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 division shall provide, within forty-eight hours of a request, up to sixty (60) days of eligibility for MassHealth home and community based services, including personal care services, for  individuals who, upon discharge from an acute hospital, medical center, nursing facility, or health care facility including  rehabilitation facilities and state hospitals, are eligible for the MassHealth program and permanently or temporarily clinically eligible for home and community based services, as determined by an aging services access point, an independent living center, senior care options provider, or program for all-inclusive services for the elderly; provided  further the division shall promulgate such standards and regulations as  may be necessary for the administration of said provision of services.             

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