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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE REPORTING OF ABUSE OF ELDERS.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to mandate forthwith reporting of elder abuse and neglect by certain employees of councils on aging, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 15 of chapter 19A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "podiatrist", in line 5, the following words:- , director of a council on aging, outreach worker employed by a council on aging.

Approved December 22, 2004.