SECTION 1. Chapter 235, as so appearing in the 2016 General Laws, is hereby amended by adding the following new section after section 34A:-
Section 34B. The department of public health shall adopt regulations prohibiting a hospital or community health center or an agent of a hospital or community health center from seeking legal execution against the personal residence up to the statutory amount provided for in chapter 188 of the general laws, irrespective of whether a patient or a guarantor for a patient has recorded a declaration of homestead, or the primary motor vehicle of a patient or a guarantor for a patient.
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