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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACTTO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF A PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT

        Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
        SECTION 1.  Section 70 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Personal care attendant” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-
        “Personal care attendant”, a person, including a personal aide, who has been selected by a consumer or the consumer’s surrogate to provide personal care services to persons with disabilities or seniors under the MassHealth personal care attendant program or any successor program or under any program operated by an entity under contract in whole or in part with MassHealth.
        SECTION 2.  Section 73 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “program”, in line 22, the following words:- or under any program operated by an entity under contract, in whole or in part, with MassHealth.
        SECTION 3.  The office of Medicaid shall promulgate rules and regulations as necessary to implement and administer this act.

Approved, January 7, 2015.