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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ellen Story

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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 postpartum depression screening.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4029        FILED ON: 1/8/2014

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By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ellen Story and others that the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage of screenings for postpartum depression.  Public Health. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act relative to postpartum depression screening.

 

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

              Chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 10G the following: -

              Section 10H. The division shall provide coverage of screenings by pediatricians for postpartum depression in mothers of newly born children during any visit to a pediatrician’s office taking place for up to one year from the date of the child’s birth.

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