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Communicable diseases; discharge of committed patient; duty to report
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 21, TITLE 2
§ 2123. Communicable diseases; discharge of committed patient; duty to
report. 1. The chief medical officer of the hospital or other
institution to which any person who has been committed pursuant to the
provisions of section two thousand one hundred twenty of this chapter
upon signing and placing among the permanent records of such hospital or
institution a statement to the effect that such person has obeyed the
rules and regulations of such hospital or institution, and that in his
judgment such person may be discharged without danger to the health or
life of others, or for any other reason stated in full which he may deem
adequate and sufficient, may discharge the person so committed.

2. The chief medical officer shall report each such discharge together
with a full statement of the reasons therefor at once to the health
officer of the local health district from which the patient came and at
the next meeting of the board of managers or other controlling authority
of such hospital or institution.