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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 12W: Sterilization operations; consent

Section 12W. No physician shall perform, other than in an emergency, an operation which is intended to result in the sterilization of an individual unless he has a knowledgeable consent in writing from such individual. A physician who performs said operation without such consent shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars.