Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-442-R1

Redraft EHS 442

Essential Health Services

Messrs. Pacheco, Brady and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Feeney and Timilty and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting before section 4 the following section:-

“SECTION A. Section 13 of chapter 6D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “organizations”, in lines 8 and 9, the following words:- ; the closure of an essential health service under section 51G of chapter 111 that did not receive approval from the department of public health.”; and

by inserting after section 54 the following section:-

“SECTION 54A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an essential health service subject to a market impact review under section 13 of chapter 6D of the General Laws shall remain open until the conclusion of the review.”; and

by inserting after section 61 the following section:-

“SECTION 61A. Sections A4 and 54A shall take effect January 1, 2018.”.