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Western Massachusetts Public Health Access Commission

SECTION 85.   There shall be a special commission to investigate and study the accessibility and quality of doctors who specialize in obstetric, gynecological and neurosurgical care of women in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. The commission shall consist of the commissioner of public health, who shall serve as chairperson, the executive director of the board of registration in medicine, the commissioner of insurance, the commissioner of MassHealth, 3 physicians to be appointed by the president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, 2 members to be appointed by the president of the senate, 1 member to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate, 2 members to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and 1 member to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives. The commission shall meet on or before October 1, 2007, and shall report to the general court the results of its investigation and study, and its recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry its recommendations into effect by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives on or before December 1, 2007.