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Dutchess county
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 10
§ 477. Dutchess county. 1. All mentally ill, developmentally disabled,
blind and deaf and mute persons, the expense of whose support and
maintenance now is, or, under the laws of the state of New York, may
become a charge upon the city of Poughkeepsie, or the county of
Dutchess, exclusive of said city, or both, and who are maintained, or
shall be maintained, in any of the institutions of the state of New
York, shall be supported by said county of Dutchess as one district.

2. All institutions in the state of New York maintaining any such
person whose support is properly chargeable, or shall be properly
chargeable, to said city or county, are hereby required to render to the
county treasurer of said county all bills for the support of such
persons without any distinction between those persons from the different
parts of said county.

3. This section shall not be held to affect chapter two hundred and
eighty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-three, an act for
the better support of the poor in the city of Poughkeepsie, except as to
the class of persons herein named.