SECTION 1. Section 51 ½ of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking subsection (d) in its entirety and inserting the following thereof:-
(d) If a person has received a substance abuse 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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