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Outside Section 238
Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Distressed Hospital Trust Fund grant exception

SECTION 238.   Notwithstanding subsection (d) of section 2GGGG of chapter 29 of the General Laws, an acute care hospital that serves patients in a geographic area previously served by a qualified acute hospital that was a grantee under said section 2GGGG of said chapter 29 prior to its closure including, but not limited to, providing an essential service on the former premises of the grantee shall be a qualified acute hospital and may apply for grant funds in the competitive grant process established in said section 2GGGG of said chapter 29 and by the health policy commission in 958 CMR 5.00 and any requests for proposals issued thereunder; provided, however, that the acute care hospital shall only be eligible to receive grant funds during the time it is providing the essential services.