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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4151         FILED ON: 12/1/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3975

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carolyn C. Dykema

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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 supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

 

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

 

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Susan C. Fargo

 

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4151        FILED ON: 12/1/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3975

By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 

              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 10 of chapter 13 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The board shall require that physicians complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

              SECTION 2. Section 11C of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The board shall require that physician assistants complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

              SECTION 3. Section 11D of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The board shall require that dieticians and nutritionists complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

              SECTION 4. Section 14 of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- 

              (l) The board shall require that nurses complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

              SECTION 5. Section 19 of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-

              The board shall require that dental professionals complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

              SECTION 6. Section 90 of said chapter 13 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              The board shall require that allied mental health and human services professions complete training to address the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

              SECTION 7. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the office of health equity within the executive office of health and human services, shall evaluate the access to medical care, unmet mental health needs, discrimination, relationships with community support specialists, and increasing the amount of qualified trained health care providers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The executive office of health and human services shall, based on such evaluation, promulgate rules and regulations to reduce the impact of such determinants on health care disparities outcomes for such individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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