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Admission and retention of mentally ill veterans
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 79
§ 79.29 Admission and retention of mentally ill veterans.

Whenever it appears that a mentally ill veteran of any war, military
occupation or expedition is eligible for treatment in a United States
veterans' administration hospital or that a mentally ill seaman or other
person is eligible for treatment in a United States public health
service hospital and the official in charge of such hospital determines
that such person is suitable for voluntary admission to such hospital or
that an involuntary admission to such hospital is necessary for the
proper care and treatment of such veteran, seaman, or other person, such
official is authorized to admit and retain such veteran, seaman or other
person, provided, however, such official shall comply with all
applicable provisions of article nine of this chapter relating to
admission and retention of patients. The officials in charge of such
hospitals are also authorized to apply to the commissioner for approval
to receive and retain such veterans, seamen or other eligible persons on
an emergency basis, in accordance with the provisions of section 9.39 of
this chapter. Such veteran, seaman, or other person, upon admission,
shall be subject to the rules and regulations of such hospital to the
extent that such rules and regulations do not conflict with the
provisions of this section.