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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 2: Exempted accommodations; definitions

Section 2. The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed to include (a) lodging accommodations at federal, state or municipal institutions; (b) lodging accommodations, including dormitories, at religious, charitable, educational and philanthropic institutions; provided, however, that this exemption shall not apply to accommodations provided by any such institution at a hotel or motel operated by the institution; (c) privately owned and operated convalescent homes or homes for the aged, infirm, indigent or chronically ill; (d) religious or charitable homes for the aged, infirm, indigent or chronically ill; (e) summer camps for children eighteen years of age or under or developmentally disabled individuals; provided, however, that such summer camp which offers its facilities off-season to individuals sixty years of age or over for a period not to exceed thirty days in any calendar year shall not lose its exemption hereunder; and (f) a bed and breakfast home.

For the purposes of this section a developmentally disabled individual shall mean an individual who has a severe chronic disability which:

(A) is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments;

(B) is likely to continue indefinitely;

(C) results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity: (i) self-care; (ii) receptive and expressive language; (iii) learning; (iv) mobility; (v) self-direction; (vi) capacity for independent living; and (vii) economic self-sufficiency; and

(D) reflects the individual's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment, or other services which are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.