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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XVI PUBLIC HEALTH
  • CHAPTER 111 PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 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.