Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 15 of chapter 19B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1990 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (f) and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
(f) Each patient shall be granted protection from commercial and private exploitation of any kind. No patient shall be video taped, audio taped, photographed, interviewed or exposed to the public without either his express written consent, or that of his legal guardian. Whoever violates the provision of this paragraph shall be punished by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a house of correction or by imprisonment for not more than five years in the state prison.