Administration of State Institutions
§ 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.)