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Declaration of policy and statement of purpose
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28
§ 2800. Declaration of policy and statement of purpose. Hospital and
related services including health-related service of the highest
quality, efficiently provided and properly utilized at a reasonable
cost, are of vital concern to the public health. In order to provide for
the protection and promotion of the health of the inhabitants of the
state, pursuant to section three of article seventeen of the
constitution, the department of health shall have the central,
comprehensive responsibility for the development and administration of
the state's policy with respect to hospital and related services, and
all public and private institutions, whether state, county, municipal,
incorporated or not incorporated, serving principally as facilities for
the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human disease, pain, injury,
deformity or physical condition or for the rendering of health-related
service shall be subject to the provisions of this article.