2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:146 — Expenses incident to discharge, removal, or funeral

§146.  Expenses incident to discharge, removal, or funeral

If financially able, the patient or his legally responsible relative shall pay the costs of the patient's funeral or his discharge and removal, including traveling expenses to his home; otherwise the institution shall pay these costs.  If discharge is ordered by the department and the institution has to pay the patient's traveling expenses to his home, the department shall reimburse the institution out of appropriations for the indigent mentally ill.

If a patient committed in accordance with R.S. 28:59 is ordered returned by the court, the parish in which the court is located shall pay these costs.  

Amended by Acts 1974, No. 294, §1; Acts 1978, No. 786, §3, eff. July 17, 1978.  

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