Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Notice  Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Public Hearing

Friday, December 16, 2022
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Overview   of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Public Hearing

Proposed amendments to 107 CMR 11.00: Home Care Assistance Program

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) proposes to amend its regulations under the authority of M.G.L. c. 6 §§ 75 and 78 and pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A. The Commission describes the substance of the proposed actions as amendments to regulations found at:

107 CMR 11.00: Home Care Assistance Program

The proposed amendments will broaden access to and the scope of services available for individuals with disabilities seeking to maintain independent living within their homes under the Home Come Assistance Program. Additionally, the proposed amendments align the regulation with current agency policies, organization composition, and consumer needs.

It is anticipated that these amendments will not go into effect before January 20, 2023. There is no fiscal impact on cities and towns.

There will be two Public Hearings.

The Virtual Public Hearing will be conducted remotely on Friday, December 16, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To testify at the virtual hearing go directly to https://massrehabcommission.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hngSEa7AQRefligUW1xe4A.

To join the hearing go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID 993 9125 7338 and passcode 310655. To join the hearing by phone, call (646) 931-3860 and enter meeting passcode: 606227 when prompted. You can view an unofficial live written recording of the hearing in progress provided by the Communication Access Realtime Transcription (CART) service at the following link: [insert CART link]. 

The In-Person Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at  50 Southwest Cutoff, Suite 1A, Worcester, MA 01604.

To testify at this hearing contact Molly.Karp@mass.gov.

All persons desiring to submit written testimony, for both hearings, or in addition to, live testimony, provide data, views, or arguments concerning these proposed actions may submit them in writing to:

            Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

            c/o Molly Karp, General Counsel

            600 Washington Street, 2nd Floor

            Boston, Massachusetts 02111

Or you can email them to molly.karp@mass.govEmailed comments should contain the sender’s name, mailing address, and organization or affiliation, if any.

Comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Public Notice PDF

Proposed Regulation PDF | Word

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