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65-116e. Commitment to medical care facility; restraint; discharge, when; recommitment. If any person shall be convicted of any of the violations set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of K.S.A. 65-116d, or shall enter a plea of guilty thereto when charged with such violations, then such person shall be committed to a medical care facility qualified to treat tuberculosis. Any patient so committed may, by direction of the health officer or tuberculosis consultant of the medical care facility concerned, be placed apart from the others and restrained from leaving the institution. The tuberculosis consultant of the medical care facility concerned, upon signing and placing among the permanent records of the medical care facility a statement to the effect that such person may be discharged without danger to the health or life of others, may discharge the person so committed at any time during the period of commitment. A copy of such statement shall be sent to the state health officer. If necessary, recommitment may be effected in the same manner as original commitment.

History: L. 1957, ch. 467, § 5; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 185; L. 1975, ch. 311, § 5; October 1.


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