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Section 53. (a) Whenever the health or safety of any persons will be endangered because of the time required for the selection of a designer, programmer or construction manager by the procedures prescribed by sections 44 to 58, inclusive, or whenever a deadline for action is set on a project by any court or federal agency which cannot be met if those selection procedures are followed, the commissioner may declare that an emergency situation exists.

(b) If the commissioner declares that an emergency situation exists, finalist selection may be made by the board by expedited procedures adopted by regulation by the board.

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