2002 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare
By: Representative Moody
AN ACT TO CODIFY NEW SECTION 41-4-25, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF A DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY TO TRANSFER ANY PATIENT OR RESIDENT TO ANOTHER DEPARTMENT FACILITY AS NECESSARY; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following provision shall be codified as Section 41-4-25, Mississippi Code of 1972:
41-4-25. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the director of a Department of Mental Health facility has the authority to transfer any patient/resident to another Department of Mental Health facility as necessary for the welfare of that or any other patients/residents.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2002.