§27-2-3. Rules as to patients.
The director of health shall implement rules and regulations
as promulgated by the board of health in regard to the admission
of patients to mental health facilities, the care, maintenance
and treatment of inpatients, residents and outpatients of such
facilities and the release, trial visit and discharge of patients
No patient under eighteen years of age in any state hospital
shall be housed in any area also occupied by any patient over
eighteen years of age. Any patient adjudged by the chief medical
officer to have a likelihood of seriously harming others shall be
confined in a secure area of a health facility.