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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 19 DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • Section 8A Boards of trustees for state hospitals

[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2015. For text effective March 31, 2015, see below.]

  Section 8A. The governor shall appoint a board of trustees for each of the following state hospitals: Medfield, Taunton, Westborough and Worcester. A majority of the members of each such board of trustees shall be consumers and their guardians or family members. Said board shall visit and familiarize itself with its state hospital, and may from time to time make suggestions to the department as to improvements therein, especially such as will make the administration thereof more effective, economical and humane. Said board shall serve without compensation, but each member shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth for all expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.

Chapter 19: Section 8A. Boards of trustees for Taunton state hospital and Worcester recovery center and hospital

[ Text of section as amended by 2015, 10, Sec. 6 effective March 31, 2015. For text effective until March 31, 2015, see above.]

  Section 8A. The governor shall appoint a board of trustees for the Taunton state hospital and for the Worcester recovery center and hospital. A majority of the members of each such board of trustees shall be consumers and their guardians or family members. Said board shall visit and familiarize itself with its state hospital, and may from time to time make suggestions to the department as to improvements therein, especially such as will make the administration thereof more effective, economical and humane. Said board shall serve without compensation, but each member shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth for all expenses incurred in the performance of his duties.