§16-24-2. State hemophilia program established.
The state director of health shall establish and maintain a state hemophilia program for the care, treatment and other assistance of all persons in this state suffering from hemophilia. Such program shall assist such persons who require continuing treatment of blood and blood derivatives to avoid crippling, extensive hospitalization and other effects associated with such condition and shall provide medical care and assistance for hemophiliacs who are unable to pay for their medical expenses despite the existence of various types of private and public insurance programs, government assistance programs or private charitable assistance programs. The director shall establish and maintain standards to determine the eligibility of persons for care, treatment and assistance under the program and for the supervision of all such care, treatment and assistance provided.