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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT DESIGNATING THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY AS RARE DISEASE DAY IN THE COMMONWEALTH

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 15SSSSSS, the following section:-
       Section 15TTTTTT. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting aside the last day of February as Rare Disease Day recommending its observance by the public to increase public awareness of rare diseases that affect millions of Americans resulting in special challenges encountered by patients and their families as well as the impact upon medical professionals, researchers, educators and others who serve the rare disease community and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Approved, December 28, 2022.