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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1723         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1427


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Elizabeth A. Malia


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 substance abuse services.






Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Jennifer L. Flanagan


Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1723        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1427

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1427) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to substance abuse benefits and services.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to substance abuse services.

              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 113 of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 is hereby amended in the first sentence by striking out after the words, “commissioner of mental health”, the words, “for all of the behavioral health benefits” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              for all of the mental health benefits and the commissioner of public health for all of the substance abuse benefits

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