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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 61A: Sale of tobacco products within buildings, facilities or grounds of health care institutions

Section 61A. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:-

''Health care institution'', (i)an individual, partnership, association, corporation or trust or a person or group of persons who provides health care services and employs health care providers subject to licensing under this chapter; or (ii)a retail establishment that sells pharmaceutical goods and services and is subject to regulation by the board of registration in pharmacy. For the purpose of this section, a retail establishment shall be considered a health care institution if it operates at a health care institution or has a health care institution located on or within its premises; provided, however, that a retail establishment that provides optician, optometric, hearing aid or audiology services but is not subject to regulation by the board of registration in pharmacy shall not be considered a health care institution.

''Retail establishment'', a store that sells goods to the public.

(b) No health care institution shall sell or authorize the sale of tobacco products, as defined in section 6 of chapter 270, within its buildings or facilities or on its grounds.