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CHAPTER 1 An act to revise, consolidate and amend the insanity laws of this state. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: _
The dangerous insane shail be cared for and treated in the wards which have heretofore been assigned for that pur- pose under chapter five hundred and twenty, public laws eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and the said wards, and such as may hereafter be attached to them, shall be known as the hospital for the dangerous insane, and the board of directors of the state hospital at Raleigh is givn full control and management of said hospital, and the said board is kereby granted full authority to enact all such ruies and regulations as may be necessary for the the proper government of said hospital. The said board shall within three months by partitions and walls separate the said hospital from the state prison. The board of directors of the state prison shall furnish all labor, free of charge, and all material at cost, necessary for building said walls and partitions, and for placing the wards and apartments herein referred to in such conditionas the board of directors of the state hospital at Raleigh may in their discretion require, and the hospital shall not be considered as a part of the state prison, but as entirely separate therefrom. The board of directors of the state prison is hereby directed and required to furnish to this hospital heat, lights and water free of charge, and to assign to this hospital such wards and apartments as may be selected by the directors of the state hospital at Raleigh. In said hospital the sexes and races shall be kept in separate wards or apartments, and all patients committed to this hospital shall be under the care and treatment of a physician selected by the board of directors of [the] state hospital at Raleigh.