Abstract of the Statutes of the United States and of the Several States and Territories, Relating to the Custody of the Insane

Abstract of the Statutes of the United States and of the Several States and Territories, Relating to the Custody of the Insane

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...by an order of the attending physician of the hospital, or at least two of the board of trustees. When the friends of such person supposed to be insane offer to place him in the hospital he shall not be admitted until the trustees have caused inquiry to be made as to the state of his mind, and have found him to be insane. A sworn certificate of insanity, in prescribed form, from at least one respectable physician, must be produced, setting forth that the patient is free from any infectious disease, and giving a concise history of the patient and his disease. For the commitment of State patients, some respectable citizen of the county where the patient belongs shall file with a justice of the peace a statement, setting forth that the person is insane, that his insanity is of less than two years' duration, or that he is dangerous to be at large, that he is in needy circumstances, has a legal settlement in the county, and is a citizen of Tennessee. It shall also give the names of two persons, one of them a physician, who can testify to the facts stated. The justice shall summon the witnesses named, and such others as he thinks proper. If, after inquest, the justice is satisfied of the truth of the statement, he 1 Statutes of Tennessee, 1871, Thompson & Steger, Vol. I. pp. 767-781; Vol. II. pp. 1516-1521, 1700; Vol. III. p. 271, 5488. Acts of Tennessee, 1873, pp. 74, 75, 97; 1877, p. 71; 1883, p. 195. shall require the medical witnesses to make a certificate, such as is required in the case of a pay patient, in regard to history, condition, etc. The justice shall also make a certificate, stating that he has examined the patient and finds him insane and poor, and a fit subject for the hospital. A certificate of the facts shall be filed by...show more

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