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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Transfers from Bridgewater state hospital to other facilities

Section 14. Whenever the medical director of the Bridgewater state hospital certifies that the failure to retain any person in strict security would not create a likelihood of serious harm by reason of mental illness but that such person is in need of further care and treatment in a facility, he shall request the commission to transfer such person to a facility designated by the commissioner. Within thirty days of the receipt of such request the commissioner shall execute the transfer, unless within said period he files a petition under sections seven and eight for the further commitment of the person to the Bridgewater state hospital.