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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 122-6 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 122-6. Epileptics cared for at Raleigh, Goldsboro, and other hospitals. Whenever it becomes necessary for any person of this State afflicted with the disease known as epilepsy to be confined or to receive hospital treatment, such person shall be committed by the Clerks of Superior Court of the several counties in the manner now provided by law for the commitment of mentally disordered persons to the several hospitals for the mentally disordered. Commitment of Negro epileptic persons shall be made to the State Hospital at Goldsboro. Commitment of White epileptic persons shall be made to the State Hospital at Raleigh. The Superintendents of the State Hospitals to which such epileptic persons have been committed or transferred shall receive, care for, maintain and treat such persons as are affilicted if necessary to prevent them from becoming public charges, to the extent of the facilities of the hospital. Charges for the patients shall be made in the same manner as now provided by law for care of mentally disordered persons.