Amendment #25 to H3944

Aggregate Reporting to the Department of Public Health

Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:


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Subsection (e) of section 24A of chapter 94C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following 5 sentences:- A professional licensing agency in the commonwealth that receives such a referral from the department shall provide to the department an annual report of the outcome of its investigations. The licensing agency shall include, in aggregate form, information on the number of cases that have not been completed within a year of the date of the referral and the status of those referrals. The agency shall report, in aggregate form, on the outcome or status of its investigations and shall not provide the names of the subject of the investigation, complainant or patient, medical record information or any other identifying information. These reports shall also be confidential and exempt from disclosure under clause Twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 and chapter 66. The department shall report this information only in aggregate form.