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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 52: Maintenance of standards for providers; development of new programs

Section 52. The division, in cooperation with the department of public health, shall establish and maintain standards and conditions of participation for providers of all medical care and services for which medical assistance is available under this chapter.

The department of public health, in cooperation with the division shall: (1) plan for and stimulate the development of new medical resources and the expansion of existing resources; (2) stimulate and assist providers of health care and services to develop new and improved methods of delivery of services and payment for services; and (3) expand and increase the services of the department of public health to extend and improve, as far as is practicable, the availability and accessibility of the care and services for which medical assistance is available under this chapter to all recipients of medical assistance, and the coordination of these services in such manner that the best interests of the recipients are served.