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CHAPTER 952 AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA RELATING TO PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISEASES AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMMITTING SUCH PERSONS TO INSTITUTIONS FOR OBSERVATION TO DETER- MINE THEIR MENTAL CONDITION. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That Section one hundred and twenty-two forty of the General Statutes of North Carolina is hereby amended by rewriting the second sentence of said section to read as follows: If it is not possible to ascertain the legal residence of the alleged mentally disordered person and the clerk or the assistant clerk of court shall be of the opinion that the alleged mentally disordered person is a resident of this State, within the meaning of the law, and in all other respects would be a proper person to be committed as mentally disordered or for observation, he shall state that he was unable to ascertain the legal residence of the alleged mentally disordered person and shall commit him to the proper State hospital in accordance with the principles of divisions as to race and residence prescribed in this chapter. That Section one hundred and twenty-two forty of the General Statutes of North Carolina is hereby further amended by striking out the word insane in lines two and four and inserting in lieu thereof the words mentally disordered.