Not withstanding any General Law or special law to the contrary, any foster child under the care of the commonwealth who is six years old or older shall be provided a smart phone to provide additional oversight and protection to said foster child and is no way a substitute for services and care currently rendered by the commonwealth. Said smart phone will be limited to four pre-programmed phone numbers, one of which shall be 9-1-1- and another which shall be said foster child's case worker. Said smart phone shall also have a very limited video application which allows said child to have a face-to-face video discussion with said child's case worker. There shall be no internet browsing capability to any smart phone provided pursuant to this act.
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