TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-2
Administration of State Institutions

SECTION 40-2-17


§ 40-2-17 Powers as to health of residents.

In carrying out the provisions of §§ 40-2-12 – 40-2-16, the department is hereby vested with full powers of inspection, examination, isolation, and disinfection of all inmates, prisoners, patients, or pupils in any of the institutions, and the powers may be delegated to and exercised by any attending physician at any of the institutions or by such other physician as the director of the department may from time to time designate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1917, ch. 1470, art. 4, § 4; P.L. 1918, ch. 1613, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 413, art. 4, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 54, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 40-2-21; Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970.)