- I am a home health aide/care for disabled people in their homes. Can I be disqualified?
- I care for my disabled child/parent in my home. Am I disqualified?
I am a home health aide/care for disabled people in their homes. Can I be disqualified?
No. Only those who are the sole caregivers for a member of their own household are eligible to be disqualified as caregivers. If you work outside your own home, in any capacity, you are eligible for jury service.
I care for my disabled child/parent in my home. Am I disqualified?
If you feel you are disqualified from juror service due to your own medical condition, or you are the sole caregiver for a medically disabled person in your household, you must submit a letter from a registered physician or Christian Science Practitioner in support of your request for disqualification.
In order to be disqualified as a sole caregiver, you must meet the following conditions:
- You are solely responsible for the daily care of a permanently disabled person living in the same household.
- You are not regularly employed outside of your home.
- You are not employed as a professional caregiver, nor are you seeking the disqualification due to your care of children or others who are not permanently disabled.
To request a “sole caregiver” disqualification, you or the disabled person’s practitioner should submit a letter on the practitioner’s letterhead containing the following information:
- Your name and badge number
- The name, address and age of the disabled person.
- The nature of the daily care you provide.
- The practitioner’s opinion that your performance of juror service would cause a substantial risk of injury to the health of the disabled person.
The letter can be faxed to 1-617-422-5869, or mailed to Office of Jury Commissioner, 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118. Tell your practitioner to include your badge number on the letter.
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