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Endorsed Legislation

The Legislation Workgroup studies the current state Senate and House legislation to determine which bills align with the Dignity Alliance mission. A bill should contribute to one of our goals. The membership is notified of any bills of interest, and is given the opportunity to sign on.

DAM Goals are:

  • Goal #1. Building a More Resilient and Higher Quality Long-Term Care System
  • Goal #2. Giving Meaning and Purpose to More Age-Friendly Communities
  • Goal #3. Protecting and Supporting Caregivers of Older Adults and People with Disabilities
  • Goal #4. Strengthening Age-Friendly Emergency Procedures and Response
  • Goal #5. Increasing Oversight, Accountability, and Transparency of Long-Term Care Providers

Legislative Endorsements

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Bill No.TitleGoalPriorityCommitteeSponsorMore InfoCurrent State
S 397An Act to increase awareness of community-based PACE programs for older adultsElder AffairsSen. ChandlerHearing: July 12
S 398An Act relative to intensive case management for clinically complex older adultsElder AffairsSen. ChandlerHearing: July 12
S 406An Act Relative to Small House Nursing Homes 11Elder AffairsSen. JehlenJuly 2021: Testimony on Senate Bill 406Hearing: June 30
S 413An Act to improve employer standards for Massachusetts nursing homes in order to improve the quality of care, dignity, and quality of life of Massachusetts nursing home resident11Elder AffairsSen. Jehlen,
Rep. Cronin,
Rep. Garbally
House Version: H733
June 30,2021: Testimony on Senate Bill 413
Hearing: June 30
S 414An Act to ensure quality of care in nursing homes in order to improve the quality of care, dignity, and quality of life of Massachusetts nursing home residents11Elder AffairsSen. Jehlen,
Rep. Balser
House Version: H 727
June 30,2021: Testimony on Senate Bill 414
Hearing: June 30
S 418An Act relative to expanding the availability of personal care homes for older adultsElder AffairsSen.
Lovely
Hearing: July 12
H 727An Act to ensure quality of care in nursing homes in order to improve the quality of care, dignity, and quality of life of Massachusetts nursing home residents11Elder AffairsSen. Jehlen,
Rep. Balser
Senate Version: S414
June 30,2021: Testimony on Senate Bill 414
Hearing: June 30
H 733An Act to improve employer standards for Massachusetts nursing homes in order to improve the quality of care, dignity, and quality of life of Massachusetts nursing home resident11Elder AffairsSen. Jehlen,
Rep. Cronin,
Rep. Garbally
Senate Version: S 413
June 30,2021: Testimony on Senate Bill 413
Hearing: June 30
H 745An Act relative to expanding the availability of personal care homes for older adultsElder AffairsRep. KeransHearing: July 12
H 747An Act increasing awareness of community-based PACE programs for older adultsElder AffairsRep. MadaroHearing: July 12
S 1482An Act Ensuring Access to a Resident Representative in Long-Term Care Facilities51Public HealthSen. MontignyS 1482 Endorsement.pdfHearing: June 30
H 2246An Act Relative to CNA Training31Public HealthRep. ChanH 2246 Endorsement.pdfHearing: June 30