Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The fifth paragraph of section 70E of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 71, the word "and",- and by striking out, in line 75, the word "resident." and inserting in place thereof the words:- resident; and
(n) if refused treatment because of economic status or the lack of a source of payment, to prompt and safe transfer to a facility which agrees to receive and treat such patient. Said facility refusing to treat such patient shall be responsible for: ascertaining that the patient may be safely transferred; contacting a facility willing to treat such patient; arranging the transportation; accompanying the patient with necessary and appropriate professional staff to assist in the safety and comfort of the transfer, assure that the receiving facility assumes the necessary care promptly, and provide pertinent medical information about the patient's condition; and maintaining records of the foregoing.