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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 6: Protective services

Section 6. The commission, acting through state agencies within the executive office of human services designated by the commission, for the purpose of furnishing protective services, the general counsel acting through state agencies within the executive office of health and human services designated by the secretary of health and human services for the purpose of furnishing protective services, the department of mental health and the department of public health shall, as necessary to prevent further abuse in cases investigated by said commission, counsel or department:--

(1) furnish protective services to a disabled person either with his consent or with the consent of his current guardian;

(2) petition the court for appointment of a conservator or guardian or for issuance of an emergency order for protective services as provided in section seven; or

(3) furnish protective services to a disabled person on an emergency basis as provided in section seven.