Notice of Public Hearing for proposed regulation 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Address

10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms 2 and 3, Boston, MA 02116

Contact for Notice of Public Hearing for proposed regulation 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

Address

501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100, Boston, MA 02116
Home Improvement Contractor Programs
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118

Overview of Notice of Public Hearing for proposed regulation 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration

Pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L., c. 93, §107 and in accordance with M.G.L., c. 30A, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor, Conference Rooms 2 and 3, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 at which the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation will receive oral comments relative to the promulgation of the proposed regulation 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration. 

The purpose of 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration is to implement M.G.L., c. 93, §107 and provide procedures for the operation of a state-administered customized wheelchair arbitration program within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation to consider disputes arising from a consumer’s private purchase or lease of a new, but defective, customized wheelchair when the consumer has paid all or some costs out of pocket. The regulation provides the requirements for arbitration requests and the procedural options available to the parties and the arbitrator. It also sets forth requirements for manufacturers, retailers, and lessors and includes an enforcement provision at the discretion of the MA Attorney General. 

Changes to the proposed regulation may be made based on comments received at the public hearing or during the comment period. 

Written comments may be submitted to the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, 501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100, Boston, MA 02116 or at ocabr.comments@state.ma.us until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017.  A copy of the proposed regulation is available at, and copies may be obtained from, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation or at www.mass.gov/ocabr.  

 

Additional Resources for Notice of Public Hearing for proposed regulation 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration

Contact for Notice of Public Hearing for proposed regulation 201 CMR 19.00: Customized Wheelchair Arbitration

Address

501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100, Boston, MA 02116
Home Improvement Contractor Programs
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118

Fax

(617) 973-8799
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