13.1501 Diagnosis, treatment and care of mental illness or deficiency.

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The diagnosis, treatment, and care of persons suffering from mental illness or deficiency shall be carried out in a manner and in places designated by the Director of Health or his designee. When commitment for mental illness or deficiency is indicated, person may be committed under 13.1502. In the event of commitment, it shall be the responsibility of the Director to insure an on-going program of medical and psychiatric treatment as required for the patient’s disability.

History: 1980, PL 16-73 § 1.