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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2573        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2082


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Christopher G. Fallon


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 nursing facility and long term care claims.






Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Susan C. Fargo


John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Patricia D. Jehlen


Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

James B. Eldridge


Thomas P. Kennedy


Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2573        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2082

By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2082) of Christopher G. Fallon and others for legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities.  Health Care Financing.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1069 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to nursing facility and long term care claims.


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

              Section 33 of Chapter 118E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking it and inserting the following new section 33:—

              Section 33. No claim for costs of a nursing facility and other long term care services may be made by the division under section 31 or 32 if the individual receiving medical assistance was permanently institutionalized, had notified the division that he had no intent on returning home, and had on the date of admission to the nursing facility or other medical institution long term care insurance that when purchased met the requirements of 211 C.M.R. 65.00.

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