Session Law

2014

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Chapter 175 AN ACT DESIGNATING OCTOBER 9 AS PANDAS/PANS AWARENESS DAY

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith October 9 as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, 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:
     Chapter 6 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15TTTTT the following section:-
     Section 15UUUUU.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart October 9 as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, to raise awareness of the occurrence of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved, July 23, 2014.