SECTION 1. Section 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws,
as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by:
removing the word “or” in line71, and inserting after the word “jurisdiction” in line73, the following:— or
(x) is or has been under treatment for alzheimer’s dementia or any other form of dementia.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 140 is hereby further amended by
inserting after section 129D the following section:—
Section 129E. A physician treating a person for alzheimer’s
dementia or any other type of dementia shall inquire if such
person possesses any firearms. If the answer is in the affirmative,
the physician shall notify the chief of police of the city or town
where the patient resides. The chief shall take action to revoke
any firearm identification cards and to remove all such firearms.
No physician shall be liable in any civil or criminal action for providing
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