SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provision of any general or special law to the contrary, every resident of Massachusetts shall have access to the standards and procedures established under sections 13, 14, 15, and 16 of chapter 176O. Such standards shall be administered and enforced by the office of patient protection established by section 217 of chapter 111. The executive office of health and human services shall request waivers from any federal laws or regulations which impede the effective implementation of this Act.
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