LEGISLATION, ADVOCACY, AND EDUCATION

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​1. How to Contact Your Massachusetts State Legislators

Click on the link following to find the name and contact information for your State Senator and your State Representative  https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator.

2. The Joint Committee on Elder Affairs of the Massachusetts Legislature.


The Committee considers legislative issues concerning seniors.   Click here to see the Committee membership and other information.

3. Massachusetts CCRC Residents’ Rights Law.
 

This law gives Continuing Care Retirement Community residents the right to establish a Residents Association and to receive information about the organization, operation and finances of their communities. Click here for further information and for the text of the law.

4. Pending Bills Supported by MLCRA

MLCRA is supporting two bills:
 
One bill would require management to give prospective residents a document that clearly explains the entrance fee refund policy.
 
The second bill would allow some basic health care services to be provided in Assisted Living residences. Massachusetts law does not currently permit Assisted Living facilities to provide medical services.
 
Click here for more information and for links to the texts of the bills.

MLCRA has submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Elder affairs for both of these bills:

  • Click here for testimony on entrance fee refund policy.

  • Click here for testimony on basic health care services to be provided in Assisted Living residences.