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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO NURSING HOME TRANSFERS AND DISCHARGES.

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

Section 70E of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the thirteenth paragraph the following paragraph:-

A resident, who requests a hearing pursuant to section 48 of chapter 118E, shall not be discharged or transferred from a nursing facility licensed under section 71 of this chapter, unless a referee determines that the nursing facility has provided sufficient preparation and orientation to the resident to ensure safe and orderly transfer or discharge from the facility to another safe and appropriate place.

Approved August 5, 2008