Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, to expand current medical providers' knowledge about autism, the department of public health will design and provide specialized training on autism through medical continuing education programs for primary care physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, dentists, emergency room personnel and other medical specialists. Once the training on autism is implemented, the department of public health will design a pilot program to ultimately develop one "autism team" who could be called upon should a patient with autism enter the emergency room, need tests or x-rays, or need to be admitted. Members of the "team" will have completed the specialized training on autism and will be knowledgeable about autism and communication difficulties many people with autism have and advise medical doctors and other staff how to communicate with the patient.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.