2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:62 — Commitment to united states veterans and public health service hospitals

§62.  Commitment to United States veterans and public health service hospitals

The judge of the civil district court may commit to a United States veterans hospital or United States public health service hospital any eligible incompetent veteran or other person who is in need of institutional care.  

Prior to commitment, the superintendent of the hospital shall have indicated his willingness to accept the patient and the ability to care for him.  Upon admission, the patient is subject to the rules and regulations of the hospital and its officials are vested with the same powers exercised by superintendents of state mental hospitals with reference to the retention of custody of the committed patient.  

In the commitment of patients under this Section, the court shall notify the patient of the proceedings and shall give him an opportunity to appear and defend himself.  

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