SECTION 1: Section 14 of chapter 19D of the general laws is hereby amended by adding after the words, “sponsor’s covenant to comply with applicable federal and state laws”, the following:-
“including chapters 186 and 239 of the general laws”
SECTION 2: Section 14 of chapter 19D is hereby further amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-
“The Attorney General shall promulgate regulations pursuant to section 2(c) of chapter 93A of the general laws to protect the consumer rights of residents of assisted living residences, including all assisted living residences operated by facilities providing continuing care as defined by section 76 of chapter 93, against unfair deceptive acts or practices and to provide that the violation of such regulations as well as the regulations pursuant to chapter 19 shall be considered a violation of said chapter 93A of the general laws.”
SECTION 3: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the attorney general shall promulgate regulations pursuant to Section 2 of this act, no later than one year following the passage of this act.
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