AN ACT LIMITING THE LIABILITY OF ADULT FOSTER CAREGIVERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1.Section 1 of chapter 258 of the General Laws, as
appearing in the 1996
Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 31 and 32, the
words "but solely with respect to claims against such caregiver by a child in
the temporary custody and care of such caregiver for injury" and inserting in
thereof the following words:- with respect to claims against such caregiver by
a child in the temporary custody and care of such caregiver or an adult in the
care of such caregiver for injury or death.
The definition of "Public employee" in said section 1 of
said chapter 258, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following
sentence:- For this purpose, a caregiver of adults means a member of a foster
family, or any other individual, who is under contract with an adult foster
care provider as defined and certified by the division of medical assistance.