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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Powers and duties of department

Section 5. The department may: (1) make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this chapter including, but not limited to, contracts with government departments, public and private agencies and facilities, physicians and other persons rendering services to alcoholics; provided, however, that all rates are to be established in accordance with the provisions of chapter six A wherever applicable; and provided further, that the income and resource standards under chapter one hundred and eighteen E for determining the financial ability of alcoholics to pay for services shall be taken into consideration to the fullest extent possible; (2) establish and operate facilities if adequate public and private resources are not available; and (3) solicit and accept for use in relation to the purposes of this chapter any gift or bequest of money or property and any grant or loans of money, services or property from the federal government, the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof. Any money received under clause (3) shall be deposited with the state treasurer to be kept in a separate fund in the treasury for expenditure by the department in accordance with the conditions of the gift, bequest, loan or grant without specific appropriation.

The department shall prepare and publish annually a list of all of its facilities and services operated by the division, shall make this list available upon request to members of the public and shall furnish each police department in the commonwealth with a copy of such list.