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76-1936.Transfer of patients from certain institutions to soldiers' home; priorities. (a) The commissioner of mental health and developmental disabilities of the department of social and rehabilitation services, with the approval of the secretary of social and rehabilitation services and the Kansas veterans' commission, may transfer patients in the state hospitals at Topeka, Osawatomie and Larned and patients in the Rainbow mental health facility, the Parsons state hospital and training center and the Winfield state hospital and training center who have served in the military or naval forces of the United States or whose husband, wife, father, son or daughter has served in the active military or naval service of the United States during any period of any war as defined in K.S.A. 76-1908, and was discharged or relieved therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable, to the Kansas soldiers' home. No patient who is such a mentally ill person, in the opinion of the commissioner of mental health and developmental disabilities, that because of such patient's illness such patient is likely to injure themself or others shall be so transferred to such Kansas soldiers' home, and no such patient shall be so transferred if such transfer will deny admission to persons entitled to admission under K.S.A. 76-1908 and rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Persons so transferred shall not be considered as members of the Kansas soldiers' home but shall be considered as patients therein.

(b) All of the laws, rules and regulations relating to patients in the above-specified state hospitals and mental health facility shall be applicable to such patients so transferred insofar as the same can be made applicable. Any patient so transferred who is found to be or shall become such a mentally ill person, in the opinion of the commissioner of mental health and developmental disabilities, that because of such patient's illness such patient is likely to injure themself or others or who is determined to need additional psychiatric treatment, shall be retransferred by the superintendent of the Kansas soldiers' home, with the approval of the commissioner of mental health and developmental disabilities, to the institution from whence the patient was originally transferred.

History: L. 1953, ch. 361, § 22; L. 1957, ch. 470, § 2; L. 1965, ch. 493, §2; L. 1967, ch. 477, § 3; L. 1978, ch. 349, § 10; L. 1995, ch. 234, § 33; Jan. 1, 1996.



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