CHAPTER 226 STATE MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES
226.1 OFFICIAL DESIGNATION.
226.2 QUALIFICATIONS OF SUPERINTENDENT.
226.3 ASSISTANT PHYSICIANS.
226.4 SALARY OF SUPERINTENDENT.
226.5 SUPERINTENDENT AS WITNESS.
226.6 DUTIES OF SUPERINTENDENT.
226.7 ORDER OF RECEIVING PATIENTS.
226.8 PERSONS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION NOT RECEIVABLE -- EXCEPTION.
226.9 CUSTODY OF PATIENT.
226.9A CUSTODY OF JUVENILE PATIENTS.
226.9B NET GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION -- PSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN.
226.9C NET GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION -- DUAL DIAGNOSIS PROGRAM.
226.10 EQUAL TREATMENT.
226.11 SPECIAL CARE PERMITTED.
226.12 MONTHLY REPORTS.
226.13 PATIENTS ALLOWED TO WRITE.
226.14 WRITING MATERIAL.
226.15 LETTERS TO ADMINISTRATOR.
226.16 UNAUTHORIZED DEPARTURE AND RETAKING.
226.17 EXPENSE ATTENDING RETAKING.
226.18 INVESTIGATION AS TO MENTAL HEALTH.
226.19 DISCHARGE -- CERTIFICATE.
226.20 AND 226.21
226.22 CLOTHING FURNISHED.
226.23 CONVALESCENT LEAVE OF PATIENTS.
226.24 AND 226.25
226.26 DANGEROUS PATIENTS.
226.27 PATIENT ACCUSED OR ACQUITTED OF CRIME OR AWAITING JUDGMENT.
226.28 AND 226.29
226.30 TRANSFER OF DANGEROUS PATIENTS.
226.31 EXAMINATION BY COURT -- NOTICE.
226.32 OVERCROWDED CONDITIONS.
226.33 NOTICE TO COURT.
226.34 INVESTIGATION OF DEATH -- NOTICE.
226.35 THROUGH 226.39
226.40 EMERGENCY PATIENTS.
226.41 CHARGE PERMITTED.
226.42 EMERGENCY POWERS OF SUPERINTENDENTS.
226.43 FUND CREATED.
226.44 DEPOSITS.
226.45 REIMBURSEMENT TO COUNTY OR STATE.
226.46 DEPOSIT OF FUND.
226.47 ADMINISTRATOR DEFINED.



        

226.1 OFFICIAL DESIGNATION. 1. The state hospitals for persons with mental illness shall be designated as follows: a. Mental Health Institute, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. b. Mental Health Institute, Independence, Iowa. c. Mental Health Institute, Clarinda, Iowa. d. Mental Health Institute, Cherokee, Iowa. 2. a. The purpose of the mental health institutes is to operate as regional resource centers providing one or more of the following: (1) Treatment, training, care, habilitation, and support of persons with mental illness or a substance abuse problem. (2) Facilities, services, and other support to the communities located in the region being served by a mental health institute so as to maximize the usefulness of the mental health institutes while minimizing overall costs. (3) A unit for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators committed to the custody of the director of human services pursuant to chapter 229A. b. In addition, the mental health institutes are encouraged to act as a training resource for community-based program staff, medical students, and other participants in professional education programs. 3. A mental health institute may request the approval of the council on human services to change the name of the institution for use in communication with the public, in signage, and in other forms of communication.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1471; C73, § 1383; C97, § 2253; S13, § 2253-a; C24, 27,
      31, 35, 39, § 3483; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79,
      81, § 226.1] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113; 98 Acts, ch 1155, §10; 2001 Acts, 2nd Ex,
      ch 6, §33, 37; 2009 Acts, ch 41, §263
         Referred to in §230.20, 249J.7, 249J.14, 249J.24
         Department of human services may collocate the unit for civil
      commitment of sexually violent predators at the mental health
      institute at Mount Pleasant; 2001 Acts, 2nd Ex, ch 6, §35, 37
        

226.2 QUALIFICATIONS OF SUPERINTENDENT. The superintendent of each institute must be qualified by experience and training in the administration of human service programs. A physician shall not serve as both superintendent and business manager. A hospital administrator or other person qualified in business management appointed superintendent may also be designated to perform the duties of business manager without additional compensation. A physician appointed superintendent shall be designated clinical director and shall perform the duties imposed on the superintendent by section 226.6, subsection 1, and such other duties of the superintendent as must by their nature be performed by a physician.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1430, 1474; C73, § 1386, 1391; C97, § 2255, 2258; C24, 27,
      31, 35, 39, § 3484; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79,
      81, § 226.2; 81 Acts, ch 79, § 1]
        

226.3 ASSISTANT PHYSICIANS. The assistant physicians shall be of such character and qualifications as to be able to perform the ordinary duties of the superintendent during the superintendent's absence or inability to act.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1432; C73, § 1394; C97, § 2260; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3485; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.3]
        

226.4 SALARY OF SUPERINTENDENT. The salary of the superintendent of each hospital shall be determined by the administrator.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1469, 1496; C97, § 2258; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3486;
      C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.4]
         Administrator, § 226.47
        

226.5 SUPERINTENDENT AS WITNESS. The superintendents and assistant physicians of said hospitals, when called as witnesses in any court, shall be paid the same mileage which other witnesses are paid and in addition thereto shall be paid a fee of twenty-five dollars per day, said fee to revert to the support fund of the hospital the superintendent or assistant physician serves.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1429; C97, § 2293; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3487; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.5]
         Mileage, § 622.69
        

226.6 DUTIES OF SUPERINTENDENT. The superintendent shall: 1. Have the control of the medical, mental, moral, and dietetic treatment of the patients in the superintendent's custody subject to the approval of the administrator. 2. Require all subordinate officers and employees to perform their respective duties. 3. Have an official seal with the name of the hospital and the word "Iowa" thereon and affix the same to all notices, orders of discharge, or other papers required to be given by the superintendent. 4. Keep proper books in which shall be entered all moneys and supplies received on account of any patient and a detailed account of the disposition of the same.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1430, 1431; C73, § 1391, 1393, 1430; C97, § 2258, 2294;
      C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3488; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75,
      77, 79, 81, § 226.6]
         Referred to in § 226.2
        

226.7 ORDER OF RECEIVING PATIENTS. 1. a. Preference in the reception of patients into said hospitals shall be exercised in the following order: (1) Cases of less duration than one year. (2) Chronic cases, where the disease is of more than one-year duration, presenting the most favorable prospect for recovery. (3) Those for whom application has been longest on file, other things being equal. b. Where cases are equally meritorious in all other respects, the indigent shall have the preference. 2. If the district court commits a patient to a state mental health institute and a bed for the patient is not available, the institute shall assist the court in locating an alternative placement for the patient.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1438; C73, § 1422; C97, § 2286; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3489; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.7]
      

         Section History: Recent Form

         92 Acts, ch 1241, § 69; 2009 Acts, ch 41, §263
        

226.8 PERSONS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION NOT RECEIVABLE -- EXCEPTION. No person who is mentally retarded, as defined by section 222.2, shall be admitted, or transferred pursuant to section 222.7, to a state mental health institute unless a professional diagnostic evaluation indicates that such person will benefit from psychiatric treatment or from some other specific program available at the mental health institute to which it is proposed to admit or transfer the person. Charges for the care of any person with mental retardation admitted to a state mental health institute shall be made by the institute in the manner provided by chapter 230, but the liability of any other person to any county for the cost of care of such person with mental retardation shall be as prescribed by section 222.78.

         Section History: Early Form


         [R60, § 1468, 1491; C73, § 1434; C97, § 2298; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39,
      § 3490; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.8]
      

         Section History: Recent Form

         96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113
        

226.9 CUSTODY OF PATIENT. The superintendent, upon the receipt of a duly executed order of admission of a patient into the hospital for persons with mental illness, pursuant to section 229.13, shall take such patient into custody and restrain the patient as provided by law and the rules of the administrator, without liability on the part of such superintendent and all other officers of the hospital to prosecution of any kind on account thereof, but no person shall be detained in the hospital who is found by the superintendent to be in good mental health.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1411; C97, § 2278; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3491; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.9] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113
        

226.9A CUSTODY OF JUVENILE PATIENTS. Effective January 1, 1991, a juvenile who is committed to a state mental health institute shall not be placed in a secure ward with adults.

         Section History: Recent Form

         89 Acts, ch 283, §21
        

226.9B NET GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION -- PSYCHIATRIC MEDICAL INSTITUTION FOR CHILDREN. 1. The psychiatric medical institution for children beds operated by the state at the state mental health institute at Independence, as authorized in section 135H.6, shall operate on the basis of a net appropriation from the general fund of the state. The allocation made by the department from the annual appropriation to the state mental health institute at Independence for the purposes of the beds shall be the net amount of state moneys projected to be needed for the beds for the fiscal year of the appropriation. 2. Revenues received that are attributed to the psychiatric medical institution for children beds during a fiscal year shall be credited to the mental health institute's account and shall be considered repayment receipts as defined in section 8.2, including but not limited to all of the following: a. The federal share of medical assistance program revenue received under chapter 249A. b. Moneys received through client financial participation. c. Other revenues directly attributable to the psychiatric medical institution for children beds.

         Section History: Recent Form

         2005 Acts, ch 175, §95
        

226.9C NET GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION -- DUAL DIAGNOSIS PROGRAM. 1. The state mental health institute at Mount Pleasant shall operate the dual diagnosis mental health and substance abuse program on a net budgeting basis in which fifty percent of the actual per diem and ancillary services costs are chargeable to the patient's county of legal settlement or as a state case, as appropriate. Subject to the approval of the department, revenues attributable to the dual diagnosis program for each fiscal year shall be deposited in the mental health institute's account and are appropriated to the department for the dual diagnosis program, including but not limited to all of the following revenues: a. Moneys received by the state from billings to counties under section 230.20. b. Moneys received from billings to the Medicare program. c. Moneys received from a managed care contractor providing services under contract with the department or any private third-party payor. d. Moneys received through client participation. e. Any other revenues directly attributable to the dual diagnosis program. 2. The following additional provisions are applicable in regard to the dual diagnosis program: a. A county may split the charges between the county's mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disabilities services fund created pursuant to section 331.424A and the county's budget for substance abuse expenditures. b. If an individual is committed to the custody of the department of corrections at the time the individual is referred for dual diagnosis treatment, the department of corrections shall be charged for the costs of treatment. c. Prior to an individual's admission for dual diagnosis treatment, the individual shall have been screened through a county's central point of coordination process implemented pursuant to section 331.440 to determine the appropriateness of the treatment. d. A county shall not be chargeable for the costs of treatment for an individual enrolled in and authorized by or decertified by a managed behavioral care plan under the medical assistance program. e. Notwithstanding section 8.33, state mental health institute revenues related to the dual diagnosis program that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available up to the amount which would allow the state mental health institute to meet credit obligations owed to counties as a result of year-end per diem adjustments for the dual diagnosis program.

         Section History: Recent Form

         2005 Acts, ch 175, §96
        

226.10 EQUAL TREATMENT. The several patients, according to their different conditions of mind and body, and their respective needs, shall be provided for and treated with equal care.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1420; C97, § 2284; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3492; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.10]
        

226.11 SPECIAL CARE PERMITTED. Patients may have such special care as may be agreed upon with the superintendent, if the friends or relatives of the patient will pay the expense thereof. Charges for such special care and attendance shall be paid quarterly in advance.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1420, 1421; C97, § 2284, 2285; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3493; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.11]
        

226.12 MONTHLY REPORTS. The administrator shall assure that the superintendent of each institute provides monthly reports concerning the programmatic, environmental, and fiscal condition of the institute. The administrator or the administrator's designee shall periodically visit each institute to validate the information.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1435, 1441; C97, § 2299; SS15, § 2727-a11; C24, 27, 31,
      35, 39, § 3494; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81,
      § 226.12] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         91 Acts, ch 38, §6
        

226.13 PATIENTS ALLOWED TO WRITE. The name and address of the administrator shall be kept posted in every ward in each hospital. Every patient shall be allowed to write once a week what the patient pleases to said administrator and to any other person. The superintendent may send letters addressed to other parties to the administrator for inspection before forwarding them to the individual addressed.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1436; C97, § 2300; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3495; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.13]
        

226.14 WRITING MATERIAL. Every patient shall be furnished by the superintendent or party having charge of such person, at least once in each week, with suitable materials for writing, enclosing, sealing, and mailing letters, if the patient requests and uses the same.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1437; C97, § 2301; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3496; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.14]
        

226.15 LETTERS TO ADMINISTRATOR. The superintendent or other officer in charge of a patient shall, without reading the same, receive all letters addressed to the administrator, if so requested, and shall properly mail the same, and deliver to such patient all letters or other writings addressed to the patient. Letters written to the person so confined may be examined by the superintendent, and if, in the superintendent's opinion, the delivery of such letters would be injurious to the person so confined, the superintendent shall return the letters to the writer with the superintendent's reasons for not delivering them.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1438; C97, § 2302; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3497; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.15]
        

226.16 UNAUTHORIZED DEPARTURE AND RETAKING. It shall be the duty of the superintendent and of all other officers and employees of any of said hospitals, in case of the unauthorized departure of any involuntarily hospitalized patient, to exercise all due diligence to take into protective custody and return said patient to the hospital. A notification by the superintendent of such unauthorized departure to any peace officer of the state or to any private person shall be sufficient authority to such officer or person to take and return such patient to the hospital.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1445; C73, § 1423; C97, § 2287; S13, § 2287; C24, 27, 31,
      35, 39, § 3498; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81,
      § 226.16]
        

226.17 EXPENSE ATTENDING RETAKING. All actual and necessary expenses incurred in the taking into protective custody, restraint, and return to the hospital of the patient shall be paid on itemized vouchers, sworn to by the claimants and approved by the business manager and the administrator, from any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1445; C73, § 1423; C97, § 2287; S13, § 2287; C24, 27, 31,
      35, 39, § 3499; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81,
      § 226.17]
        

226.18 INVESTIGATION AS TO MENTAL HEALTH. The administrator may investigate the mental condition of any patient and shall discharge any person, if, in the administrator's opinion, such person is not mentally ill, or can be cared for after such discharge without danger to others, and with benefit to the patient; but in determining whether such patient shall be discharged, the recommendation of the superintendent shall be secured. If the administrator orders the discharge of an involuntarily hospitalized patient, the discharge shall be by the procedure prescribed in section 229.16. The power to investigate the mental condition of a patient is merely permissive, and does not repeal or alter any statute respecting the discharge or commitment of patients of the state hospitals.

         Section History: Early Form

         [S13, § 2727-a25; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3500; C46, 50, 54,
      58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.18]
        

226.19 DISCHARGE -- CERTIFICATE. 1. Every patient shall be discharged in accordance with the procedure prescribed in section 229.3 or section 229.16, whichever is applicable, immediately on regaining the patient's good mental health. 2. If a patient's care is the financial responsibility of the state or a county, as part of the patient's discharge planning the state mental health institute shall provide assistance to the patient in obtaining eligibility for the federal state supplemental security income program.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1485; C73, § 1424; C97, § 2288; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3501; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.19]
      

         Section History: Recent Form

         2005 Acts, ch 175, §97; 2006 Acts, ch 1010, §68
        

226.20 AND 226.21 Repealed by 75 Acts, ch 139, § 82.

226.22 CLOTHING FURNISHED. Upon such discharge the business manager shall furnish such person, unless otherwise supplied, with suitable clothing and a sum of money not exceeding twenty dollars, which shall be charged with the other expenses of such patient in the hospital.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1485; C73, § 1424; C97, § 2288; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3504; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.22]
        

226.23 CONVALESCENT LEAVE OF PATIENTS. Upon the recommendation of the superintendent and in accordance with section 229.15, subsection 5, in the case of an involuntary patient, the administrator may place on convalescent leave said patient for a period not to exceed one year, under such conditions as are prescribed by said administrator.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1424; C97, § 2288; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3505; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.23]
        

226.24 AND 226.25 Repealed by 75 Acts, ch 139, § 82.

226.26 DANGEROUS PATIENTS. The administrator, on the recommendation of the superintendent, and on the application of the relatives or friends of a patient who is not cured and who cannot be safely allowed to go at liberty, may release the patient when fully satisfied that the relatives or friends will provide and maintain all necessary supervision, care, and restraint over the patient. If the patient being released was involuntarily hospitalized, the consent of the district court which ordered the patient's hospitalization placement shall be obtained in advance in substantially the manner prescribed by section 229.14.

         Section History: Early Form


         [R60, § 1482; C73, § 1408; C97, § 2276; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3508; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.26]
      

         Section History: Recent Form

         2001 Acts, ch 155, §42
        

226.27 PATIENT ACCUSED OR ACQUITTED OF CRIME OR AWAITING JUDGMENT. If a patient was committed to a state hospital for evaluation or treatment under chapter 812 or the rules of criminal procedure, further proceedings shall be had under chapter 812 or the applicable rule when the evaluation has been completed or the patient has regained mental capacity, as the case may be.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1460; C73, § 1413; C97, § 2280; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3509; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.27]
      

         Section History: Recent Form

         84 Acts, ch 1323, § 1
        

226.28 AND 226.29 Repealed by 84 Acts, ch 1323, § 7.

226.30 TRANSFER OF DANGEROUS PATIENTS. When a patient of any hospital for persons with mental illness becomes incorrigible, and unmanageable to such an extent that the patient is dangerous to the safety of others in the hospital, the administrator may apply in writing to the district court or to any judge thereof, of the county in which the hospital is situated, for an order to transfer the patient to the Iowa medical and classification center and if the order is granted the patient shall be so transferred. The county attorney of the county shall appear in support of the application on behalf of the administrator.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3512; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73,
      75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.30; 82 Acts, ch 1100, § 6] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113
         Referred to in § 226.31, 331.756(45)
         See also § 218.92
        

226.31 EXAMINATION BY COURT -- NOTICE. Before granting the order authorized in section 226.30 the court or judge shall investigate the allegations of the petition and before proceeding to a hearing on the allegations shall require notice to be served on the attorney who represented the patient in any prior proceedings under sections 229.6 to 229.15 or the advocate appointed under section 229.19, or in the case of a patient who entered the hospital voluntarily, on any relative, friend, or guardian of the person in question of the filing of the application. At the hearing the court or judge shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the person, if the court or judge deems such action necessary to protect the rights of the person. The guardian ad litem shall be a practicing attorney.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3513; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73,
      75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.31] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         90 Acts, ch 1271, §1503
        

226.32 OVERCROWDED CONDITIONS. The administrator shall order the discharge or removal from the hospital of incurable and harmless patients whenever it is necessary to make room for recent cases. If a patient who is to be so discharged entered the hospital voluntarily, the administrator shall notify the auditor of the county interested at least ten days in advance of the day of actual discharge.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1483; C73, § 1425; C97, § 2289; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3514; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.32]
         Referred to in § 226.33
        

226.33 NOTICE TO COURT. When a patient who was hospitalized involuntarily and who has not fully recovered is discharged from the hospital by the administrator under section 226.32, notice of the order shall at once be sent to the court which ordered the patient's hospitalization, in the manner prescribed by section 229.14.

         Section History: Early Form

         [R60, § 1484; C73, § 1426; C97, § 2290; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, §
      3515; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.33]
      

         Section History: Recent Form

         2001 Acts, ch 155, §43
        

226.34 INVESTIGATION OF DEATH -- NOTICE. 1. Upon the death of a patient, the county medical examiner shall conduct a preliminary investigation as required by section 218.64, in accordance with section 331.802. 2. If a patient in a mental health institute dies from any cause, the superintendent of the institute shall within three days of the date of death, send by certified mail a written notice of death to all of the following: a. The decedent's nearest relative. b. The clerk of the district court of the county from which the patient was committed. c. The sheriff of the county from which the patient was committed.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C73, § 1439; C97, § 2303; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3516; C46,
      50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.34] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         2008 Acts, ch 1187, §136
        

226.35 THROUGH 226.39 Repealed by 74 Acts, ch 1131, § 51.

226.40 EMERGENCY PATIENTS. In case of emergency disaster, with the infliction of numerous casualties among the civilian population, the mental health institutes are authorized to accept sick and wounded persons without commitment or any other formalities.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.40]
        

226.41 CHARGE PERMITTED. The hospital is authorized to make a charge for these patients, in the manner now provided by law and subject to the changes hereinafter provided.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.41]
        

226.42 EMERGENCY POWERS OF SUPERINTENDENTS. In case the mental health institutes lose contact with the statehouse, due to enemy action or otherwise, the superintendents of the institutes are hereby delegated the following powers and duties: 1. May collect moneys due the state treasury from the counties and from responsible persons or other relatives, these funds to be collected monthly, instead of quarterly, and to be deposited for use in operating the institutes. 2. The superintendent shall have the power to requisition supplies, such as food, fuel, drugs and medical equipment, from any source available, in the name of the state, with the power to enter into contracts binding the state for payment at an indefinite future time. 3. The superintendent shall be authorized to employ personnel in all categories and for whatever remuneration the superintendent deems necessary, without regard to existing laws, rules or regulations, in order to permit the institute to continue its old functions, as well as meet its additional responsibilities.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.42]
        

226.43 FUND CREATED. There is hereby established at each hospital a fund known as the "patients' personal deposit fund".

         Section History: ly Form

         [C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.43]
         Referred to in § 222.84
        

226.44 DEPOSITS. Any funds, including social security benefits, coming into the possession of the superintendent or any employee of the hospital belonging to any patient in that hospital, shall be deposited in the name of that patient in the patients' personal deposit fund, except that if a guardian of the property of that patient has been appointed, the guardian shall have the right to demand and receive such funds. Funds belonging to a patient deposited in the patients' personal deposit fund may be used for the purchase of personal incidentals, desires and comforts for the patient.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.44]
         Referred to in § 222.84
        

226.45 REIMBURSEMENT TO COUNTY OR STATE. If a patient is not receiving medical assistance under chapter 249A and the amount to the account of any patient in the patients' personal deposit fund exceeds two hundred dollars, the business manager of the hospital may apply any of the excess to reimburse the county of legal settlement or the state in a case where no legal settlement exists for liability incurred by the county or the state for the payment of care, support and maintenance of the patient, when billed by the county of legal settlement or by the administrator for a patient having no legal settlement.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, S81, § 226.45; 81 Acts, ch 11, § 16]

         Referred to in § 222.84
        

226.46 DEPOSIT OF FUND. The business manager shall deposit the patients' personal deposit fund in a commercial account of a bank of reputable standing. When deposits in the commercial account exceed average monthly withdrawals, the business manager may deposit the excess at interest. The savings account shall be in the name of the patients' personal deposit fund and interest paid thereon may be used for recreational purposes at the hospital.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.46]
         Referred to in § 222.84
        

226.47 ADMINISTRATOR DEFINED. For the purpose of this chapter, "administrator" means the person assigned, in accordance with section 218.1, to control the state mental health institutes.

         Section History: Early Form

         [C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 226.47; 81 Acts, ch 78, § 20, 31] 

         Section History: Recent Form

         83 Acts, ch 96, § 157, 159; 94 Acts, ch 1170, §36; 2000 Acts, ch
      1112, §35

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