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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 193         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 484

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Gale D. Candaras

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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 to establish a primary care development fund..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Gale D. Candaras

 

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

James B. Eldridge

 

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 193        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 484

By Ms. Candaras,  a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 484) of Gale D. Candaras, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James B. Eldridge, Denise Provost and others for legislation to establish a primary care development fund.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 532 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to establish a primary care development fund..
 

              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. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, one hundred percent of the surplus, if any, contained in the health safety net trust fund established pursuant to Chapter 118G, Section 36, shall be transferred annually into a primary care development fund to be administered by the health care workforce center established pursuant to chapter 305 of the acts of 2008. Funds also may be transferred into said fund during the fiscal year and on a rolling basis to the extent there is an existing surplus during such time. The center shall develop grant award criteria for the purpose of funding community hospital primary care physician recruitment and retention activities.

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