Section 140 of Chapter 165 of the Massachusetts General Laws as so appearing in the 2014 Official Edition is hereby amended:
d) Notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c) a facility may administer a scheduled psychotropic medication without prior written informed consent in the following instances, (i) in the case of an admission of a resident to a facility from an inpatient hospital in which the resident had been prescribed and was receiving psychotropic medications pursuant to a valid informed consent, (ii) if a resident poses an imminent threat of harm to himself or others; or (iii) in the case of residents on hospice care who need the immediate administration of psychotropic medication to prevent extreme distress, discomfort and /or pain.
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