TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-5
Support of the Needy

SECTION 40-5-1


§ 40-5-1 Obligation of towns.

Every town shall be required to relieve and support all poor and indigent persons lawfully settled therein, whenever they shall stand in need of relief and support, and to afford temporary relief to other poor and indigent persons.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 79, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 93, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 105, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 69, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 40-8-1; Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970.)