§ 40.1-5.3-1. Facility for incompetents and others.
(a) The state director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals shall maintain, at the state institution of Cranston, an appropriate facility for the confinement of persons committed to his or her custody pursuant to this chapter and shall provide for the proper care, treatment, and restraint of all such persons. All persons now or hereafter committed, pursuant to the provisions of §§ 40.1-5.3-3, 40.1-5.3-4, 40.1-5.3-7, or the provisions of prior law, shall be removed or committed, as the case may be, to the facility.
(b) The cost of care, maintenance, and treatment of persons committed to the custody of the director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, as provided in §§ 40.1-5.3-3 and 40.1-5.3-4, unless otherwise provided for, shall be paid by the person, if he or she has any estate, or by the person liable for his or her support, if such there be; otherwise, the director may maintain without charge or defray the expense of care and treatment of the poor or indigent persons incompetent to stand trial or acquitted on the grounds of insanity.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 175, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 26-4-1; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 221, § 1.)