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CHAPTER 537 AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF CHAPTERS 122, 35 AND 130 RELATING TO HOSPITALS FOR THE MENTALLY DISORDERED, GUARDIANSHIP OF THE MENTALLY DISORDERED AND FEEBLE-MINDED, AND TO SURGICAL OPERATIONS ON INMATES IN STATE INSTITUTIONS. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 122-3 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, as amended by Chapter 952 of the Session Laws of 1945, is hereby rewritten to read as follows: SECTION 122-3. Division of patients among the several institutions under the North Carolina Hospitals Board of Control. The State Hospital at Raleigh and the State Hospital at Morganton shall be exclusively for the accommodation, maintenance, care and treatment of white mentally disordered persons of the State, and the State Hospital at Goldsboro shall be exclusively for the accommodation, maintenance, care and treatment for the colored mentally disordered, epileptic, feeble-minded, and inebriate of the State. White epileptics shall be admitted to the State Hospital at Raleigh as now provided by law, and may by action of the North Carolina Hospitals Board of Control be transferred to another institution under the North Carolina Hospitals Board of Control when in the opinion of the. Board such is in the best interests of the epileptic patients and the institutions. The North Carolina Hospitals Board of Control shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations not contrary to law governing the admission of persons to any State Hospital or other institution under its control which is now or may be established: Clerks of Superior Court of the several counties of the State may make commitments to such institutions in the Same manner now provided by law for the several State Hospitals and Caswell Training School. The North Carolina Hospitals Board of Control is hereby given authority to admit certain classes of patients to any one of the institutions under its control and shall notify the Clerks of Superior Court of its action. Sections 116-129 through 116- 137 shall apply to any colonies for feeble-minded persons and to feeble-minded persons held in any colonies providing that Section 116-135 shall apply only to Caswell Training School.