Section 1 of Chapter 19 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after the third paragraph:
The commissioner of mental health shall have supervision over the provision of mental health services to prisoners in the custody of the department of correction, including review and approval of any contract between the department of correction and any other entity concerning the provision of mental health services, and shall establish minimum standards for the effective delivery of such services. At least once each six months the commissioner shall audit each state correctional facility to determine compliance with the minimum standards.
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