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Section 64M. There shall be a center on the care of the aging, research, and education, hereinafter referred to as the care center. The care center shall provide research into long term care of the aging, develop innovative models of delivery of such care, and provide technical assistance and training to other providers of long term care to the elderly.

The care center shall consist of an affiliation agreement between Cushing Hospital, the University of Massachusetts medical school, the University of Massachusetts programs on gerontology at Boston and Worcester, and any other appropriate organizations which may, from time to time, become a party to such agreement.

The care center shall be administered by a board of directors, which shall consist of five members, one of whom shall be the superintendent of Cushing Hospital, who shall serve as chairman of the board, one of whom shall be the dean of the University of Massachusetts medical school, one of whom shall be an official of a gerontology program of the University of Massachusetts to be appointed by the board of trustees of said university, one of whom shall be the director of the medical assistance program of the department of public welfare, and one of whom shall be the secretary of the executive office of elder affairs or his designee.

The care center shall be authorized, subject to the affiliation agreement, to expend money and appoint employees to carry out activities within its purposes.

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