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Hospital signals interest in Kosilek surgery

One Massachusetts hospital has signaled an interest in hosting sex reassignment surgery for convicted killer Michelle L. Kosilek, but the state must still find a doctor from outside Massa­chusetts willing to get a license and malpractice insurance before the surgery can take place here, according to court records.

In a sworn affidavit filed in US District Court in Boston and made public Tuesday, Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer said that if the regulatory hurdles cannot be overcome and no Bay State facility is willing to open its operating room, the department will send Kosilek out of state to have the surgery.

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