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MA Anti-Torture Legislation Memorandum of Support

H.3361 (Lewis)/S.1090 (Eldridge)

September 2011

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PHR strongly supports Massachusetts bill H.3361 (Lewis) and S.1090 (Eldridge), An Act to Prohibit the Participation of Health Care Professionals in the Torture and Abusive Treatment of Prisoners, which will subject to professional sanctions any Massachusetts-licensed health care professionals who participate in the torture or abusive treatment and interrogation of prisoners. It will also require health care professionals to report instances of torture or abusive treatment of prisoners, and provide protection for those professionals who refuse to participate in prohibited acts or who investigate them.

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