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Section 73. Whoever advertises, announces, establishes or maintains, or is concerned in establishing or maintaining, a convalescent or nursing home, infirmary maintained in a town, a rest home, charitable home for the aged or intermediate care facility for persons with an intellectual disability, or is engaged in any such business, without a license granted under section seventy-one, or whoever being licensed under said section violates any provision of sections seventy-one to seventy-three, inclusive, shall for a first offense be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, and for a subsequent offense by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two years.

Whoever violates any rule or regulation made under sections seventy-one, seventy-two and seventy-two C shall be punished by such fine, not to exceed fifty dollars, as the department may establish. If any person violates any such rule or regulation by allowing a condition to exist which may be corrected or remedied, the department shall order him, in writing, to correct or remedy such condition, and if such person fails or refuses to comply with such order, each day during which such failure or refusal to comply continues shall constitute a separate offense.

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