§27-1A-2. Creation; composition; control of state hospitals.
There shall be a state department of mental health, to be
known as the department of mental health. It shall be a
corporation and, as such, shall have a seal and may contract and
be contracted with. The department shall consist of a director
of mental health, supervisors of divisions of the department, and
such other employees as are needed to carry out its functions.
The department shall supervise and control the state hospitals.