Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provision of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public health shall, after public hearing, promulgate regulations for the licensing and conduct of specialized health care facilities for homeless persons. For the purpose of this section, "specialized health care facility for homeless persons" shall mean any entity providing necessary inpatient medical and nursing care, recuperative and rehabilitative care together with social and other multi-disciplinary services to homeless persons who, by virtue of their condition and status as homeless persons, are unable to receive this care in their homes or in other settings.
The services provided by specialized health care facilities for homeless persons shall include, but need not be limited to, physician services and nursing care provided by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. The department shall issue for a term of two years and renew for a like term a license to maintain a specialized health care facility for homeless persons to any organization or entity which it deems suitable to establish and maintain such facility. Said license shall be subject to suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew for cause. Specialized health care facilities for homeless persons shall not be subject to the provisions of sections twenty-five B to twenty-five G, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and eleven of the General Laws.