§26-8-3. Admission of deformed, crippled or defective children.
The state commissioner of public institutions shall
prescribe rules and regulations for the admission of deformed,
crippled or otherwise defective children to said hospitals for
surgical or orthopedic treatment and care. The rules and
regulations shall provide for the treatment and care of such
children at said hospitals free of charge, when it is shown that
the parents or guardians of such children are citizens of this
state and are financially unable to procure or provide surgical
or orthopedic treatment and hospital care for them.