SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 59 of chapter 10 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary and in order to discharge a moral obligation, the department of state police shall receive such funds from the Head Injury Treatment Services Trust Fund as may be necessary to pay for any shortfall in disability benefits necessary to maintain the continued quality and standard of medical care and treatment for Ellen E. Englehardt, a state trooper injured in the line of duty, on an annual basis in the event the department contracts with the Englehardt guardian estate for proceeds from her legal settlement, directly related to her injuries and not exceeding 75 per cent of the total net proceeds thereof, to pay such costs first; provided, however, that those proceeds shall be expended on Ellen E. Englehardt’s care by the department of state police before receiving any appropriation from the fund. If Ellen E. Englehardt ceases to need such medical care and treatment before the total amount of the legal settlement is expended, the remainder thereof shall revert to her estate for distribution to her or her heirs, as the case may be.
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