2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:21.1 — Alcoholism; treatment in state supported hospitals

§21.1.  Alcoholism; treatment in state supported hospitals

The Department of Health and Hospitals is authorized to accept as patients poor and destitute persons suffering from alcoholism and give such patients the care and treatment required to restore them in mind and body.  

The purpose of this Section is to recognize alcoholism as a sickness or disease and to place those suffering from it in the same position relative to obtaining treatment as persons suffering from other diseases.  

Added by Acts 1952, No. 288, §§1 to 3; Acts 1978, No. 786, §3, eff. July 17, 1978.  

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