2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:22.7 — Geriatric hospitals and units

§22.7.  Geriatric hospitals and units

A.  The department may establish and administer geriatric hospitals or units to receive and care for elderly and infirm persons who have been discharged by a hospital for the mentally ill and for other elderly and infirm persons who are in need of nursing and medical care.  Such hospitals or units may be established on sites designated by the department, provided that no such geriatric hospital or unit may be established on any site located more than five air miles from the administrative office of East Louisiana State Hospital or more than one air mile from the administrative office of Central Louisiana State Hospital.  Persons admitted to such geriatric hospitals or units or their responsible relatives shall pay the cost of their maintenance and care.

B.  The geriatric hospital at Jackson, Louisiana, known as Villa Feliciana, is created and established, which hospital shall be under the administration of the Department of Health and Hospitals.  The hospital shall hereafter be designated as Villa Feliciana Medical Complex.

Added by Acts 1962, No. 160, §1.  Amended by Acts 1967, No. 91, §1; Acts 1972, No. 253; Acts 1974, No. 294, §1; Acts 1978, No. 786, §3, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 1987, No. 617, §1; Acts 1993, No. 170, §1, eff. May 31, 1993; Acts 1997, No. 641, §1; Acts 2006, No. 465, §1, eff. June 15, 2006.

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