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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1712        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1426

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Malia

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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 mental health and substance abuse clinics.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

William N. Brownsberger

 

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1712        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1426

By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1426) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health and substance abuse clinics.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to mental health and substance abuse clinics.

 

              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 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 53G the following section:-

              Section 53H.  Any entity seeking licensure or license renewal under section 51 as a clinic providing mental health services or substance abuse services shall be deemed to be in compliance with the conditions of licensure as a clinic under section 51 if it is accredited to provide services by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the Council on Accreditation or any other national accrediting body that the department determines provides reasonable assurances that such conditions are met.

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