TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-2
Administration of State Institutions

SECTION 40.1-2-11


§ 40.1-2-11 Abandonment of property of deceased or discharged residents.

All personal property, excepting moneys, which shall have been left by any discharged or deceased patient or inmate in any institution under the control of the department of mental health, retardation, and hospitals and which, now or hereafter, shall not have been claimed by any of the discharged or deceased patients or inmates, or their next of kin, within one year from the date of discharge or decease, shall be deemed to have been abandoned. All such abandoned personal property shall be disposed of as provided in § 40.1-2-12.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1955, ch. 3448, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 40-2-11; Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 135.)