Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to preserve forthwith the medical services in the cities of Waltham and Quincy, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 2A of chapter 101 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out item 1599-1499 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, a non-acute care hospital licensed as a chronic disease hospital and located in the city of Waltham may transfer all or part of its beds to the campus of any health care facility, as defined in section 70E of chapter 111 of the General Laws, that is licensed by the department of public health and located in the city of Waltham or to a campus of an ambulatory care provider located in said city without regard to whether such beds have been in service during the 6 months immediately preceding the date of any proposed transfer.