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Communicable diseases; epidemic among Indians; state charges
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 21, TITLE 1
§ 2108. Communicable diseases; epidemic among Indians; state charges.
1. Whenever an epidemic of a communicable disease shall prevail among
the Indians of any nation, tribe or band in this state, the public
welfare official of the welfare district in which the reservation of
such nation, tribe or band, is wholly or partly situated, may in
accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the commissioner, cause
needed medical attendance, provisions and maintenance to be furnished to
any indigent Indian residing in the town, who, or a member of whose
family, is afflicted with such disease, while such disease shall
continue. The cost thereof after being audited as herein provided shall
be a state charge.

2. A verified statement of any expenses incurred under this section
shall be transmitted by the public welfare official to the commissioner.
The commissioner shall examine into the matter, and if satisfied that
such expenses were properly and necessarily incurred in accordance with
his rules and regulations, he shall approve the same; and the amount
thereof, after audit by the comptroller, shall be paid from the state
treasury on the warrant of the comptroller to such public welfare