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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 4L: Coverage for hospice services

Section 4L. Any group health maintenance contract shall provide coverage for hospice services as defined in section 57D of chapter 111 during the life of the patient, to terminally ill patients with a life expectancy of six months or less; provided, however, that such services are determined to be appropriate and authorized by the patient's primary care or treating physician and are equivalent to those services provided by a licensed hospice program regulated by the department of public health.