SECTION 1.Section 51 ½ of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as inserted by Chapter 52 of the Acts of 2016, is hereby amended by striking subsection (d) in its entirety and inserting the following thereof:-
“(d) If a person has received a substance evaluation and returns to an acute care hospital or emergency satellite facility within seven days of receipt of such evaluation suffering from an opiate-related overdose or has recently been administered naloxone, the attending physician may authorize the restraint of such person and apply for the treatment of such person for a 3-day period at a facility authorized for such purposes by the department of public health or the department of mental health.”
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