§40-2-15  Treatment and isolation of diseased residents – Detention after time for release. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE40/40-2/40-2-15.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 40

Human services

CHAPTER 40-2

Administration of State Institutions

SECTION 40-2-15



   § 40-2-15  Treatment and isolation of

diseased residents – Detention after time for release. –

Every inmate, prisoner, patient, or pupil in any of the institutions, who has

any dangerous, infectious or contagious disease, including syphilis in the

infectious stages and gonococcus infection, shall be forthwith placed under

medical treatment, and, if in the opinion of the attending physician it is

necessary, shall be isolated until danger of contagion has passed or until the

attending physician determines that further isolation is unnecessary; and if

danger of contagion shall not have passed or if further isolation is still

necessary at the expiration of sentence or at the time for discharge or release

from the institution, that inmate, prisoner, patient, or pupil shall be

detained in the institution and continued under medical treatment until the

attending physician shall determine that his or her discharge or release from

the institution will not endanger the public health; and during the period of

detention, the person so detained shall be supported in the same manner as

before the detention.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1917, ch. 1470, art. 4, § 3; P.L. 1918, ch. 1613, § 1; G.L.

1923, ch. 413, art. 4, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 54, § 3; G.L. 1956, §

40-2-19; Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 93; P.L. 1999, ch.

130, § 93.)