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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 72L: Abuse by licensed or registered professional; any necessary disciplinary action including suspension or revocation of license

Section 72L. Upon a finding by the department of patient or resident abuse, mistreatment or neglect or misappropriation of patient or resident property or a failure to report such instances by a licensed or registered professional, the department or the attorney general shall notify the appropriate board of registration as provided in chapter 112. If a licensed or registered professional has abused, mistreated or neglected a patient or resident or misappropriated patient or resident property or has failed to report such instances, the appropriate board shall take any necessary disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of such person's license as provided in section 61 of chapter 112, subject to the prescribed procedures.