§26-11-4. Transfer of residents; rules and regulations for maintenance of patients.
The director of health may transfer residents between the facilities administered by the board of health or its successor, except as otherwise provided by article five, chapter twenty- seven of this code. The director may accept transfer of residents from correctional institutions, subject to the provisions of chapter twenty-eight of this code.

The director shall prescribe guidelines pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the board of health as are necessary and proper to regulate the proper maintenance of patients in the facilities administered by the board of health or its successor.