Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 12 of chapter 98 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words "seal, mark or otherwise".
SECTION 2. Said section 12 of said chapter 98, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 13 to 15, inclusive, the words "; but no fee shall be charged for testing thermometers bearing the seal authorized by section thirteen other than those which have been voluntarily submitted for test by the director or inspectors of standards".
SECTION 3. Said chapter 98 is hereby further amended by striking out section 13, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 13. The director shall prescribe rules and regulations governing the manufacture and sale of clinical thermometers and may require representative samples of any clinical thermometer to be submitted by the manufacturer to the director and approved by him. Clinical thermometers shall be marked with the name, initials or trade mark of the manufacturer. The director may revoke the authority given by him to any manufacturer under the provisions of this section upon proof that the prescribed rules and regulations have not been complied with.
SECTION 4. Pursuant to the provisions of section eleven of chapter ninety-eight of the General Laws, the director of standards in the executive office of consumer affairs shall adopt the standard specification of the ASTM E667, except for section 5.6, 7 and 7.1, as the standard for tolerances and specifications for clinical thermometers.