2. This Act and the regulations shall apply to every establishment by whatever law governed, notwithstanding any general law or special Act.
This Act and the regulations shall not apply, however, to benevolent activities principally supported by public subscription, to activities for social betterment, public information or mutual social aid or to the other activities provided for by the regulations when such activities are not carried on under the authority of an establishment.
This Act and the regulations also do not apply to the psychiatric establishments for detained persons contemplated by the Mental Patients Protection Act (chapter P-41).
1971, c. 48, s. 2; 1972, c. 44, s. 66.