Welcome to the new malegislature.gov! Please take a moment to let us know what you think.
Skip to Content
The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 53A: Hospitals and in-patient clinics to offer and perform ''Pap tests''

Section 53A. Every hospital and in-patient clinic licensed by the department or financially supported in whole or in part by the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof shall offer to administer to any female, eighteen years of age and older, admitted as a patient to said hospital or clinic a Papanicolaou's Stain or Pap test, so-called, provided said female shall pay the cost of such test.