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[ No. 41. ]

AN ACT to repeal act number seventy of the session laws of

eighteen hundred and seventy-five, being an act supplemental to an act entitled “An act to provide for the collection of statistical information of the insane, deaf, dumb, and blind, of this State, etc.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Act repealed. act number seventy of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, being an act supplemental to an act entitled “An act to provide for the collection of statistical information of the insane, deaf, dumb, and blind in this State, etc.," being compiler's section number eight hundred and fifty of Howell's annotated statutes, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved March 26, 1897.

[ No. 42.]

AN ACT to provide for the treatment of the children of indi.

gent poor people that are afflicted with any curable malady or deformity at birth, and to provide for the expenses thereof.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Physician to it shall be the duty of any physician in attendance at the birth report deform

of of any child of any indigent poor person in the State of Michi. at birth. gan, which child shall be afflicted with any deformity or malady that may be cured by a surgical operation, immediately to report the same in writing to the mayor of the city or vil. lage, or the president of any village, or to the supervisor of any township wherein said child was born, together with the mal. ady or deformity of which said child is afflicted and his opinion as to whether or not said deformity or malady may be cured by a surgical operation.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of such supervisor, mayor or Children may president upon receipt of such notice from such physician, in versity hoscase the attending physician shall certify that in his opinion pital. the malady is curable, to provide transportation for such child and attendant to the University of Michigan. And said attend ing physician may designate to which hospital at said University, the patient may be sent for treatment.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the dean of the medical University to department of the University (of Michigan) upon receiving ersand guit

supply quartsuch child, to provide for such child such cot or bed or room or able physirooms in the hospital designated by the attending physician aforesaid and he shall also assign or designate what physician

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or surgeon then in the employment of the University of Michigan who, in the judgment of such dean, is most skillful in the treatment of the deformity or malady in each particular case, to the care and treatment of such child, and the physician or surgeon thus designated shall proceed with all proper speed to perform such operation and bestow such treatment upon

such child as in his judgment shall be proper. No compensa- SEC. 4. Vo compensation shall be charged or allowed to the allowed. dean of said medical faculty or to the physician or surgeon or

nurse who shall treat [said] any child other than the salary they respectively receive from the board of regents of the Uni

versity of Michigan. Hospital stew- SEC. 5. The hospital steward or other person in actual

. ard to keep

charge of said hospital wherein said child shall be confined for actual expen

treatment in manner aforesaid, during the time such child affidavit of

shall be confined in said hospital, shall keep an accurate amount.

account of the medicines and nursing furnished to said child, and the person keeping the same, and upon its discharge from said hospital, shall furnish it transportation from the University of Michigan to the place from which it was received, and shall make and file with the said dean of the said medical department an affidavit containing an itemized statement as far as possible, of the actual expenses incurred at said hospital at said University, in the treatment, nursing and transporta

tion of said child as hereinbefore provided. Amount to be SEC. 6. (pon filing said affidavit with said dean, it shall be certified to Auditor Gen. the duty of said dean forthwith to draw an order on the Treaseral and cred- urer of the State of Michigan for the amount of such expendisity.

ture and forward the same, together with the affidavit afore. said to the Auditor General of the State of Michigan. It shall

be the duty of the Auditor General upon receipt thereof, to To be included credit the amount thereof to the University of Michigan and to

include the same in his warrant next thereafter drawn by him

for University purposes. Annual

SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the dean of said medical facreport to

ulty of the U'niversity to annually report to the Governor of the State of Michigan the number of cases treated, the cause

or disease treated and the result of the treatment. Penalty.

SEC. 8. If any person or persons shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this act he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten dollars or more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten days or more than ninety days, or both such fine and imprison. ment in the discretion of the court.

Approved March 26, 1897.

in next warrant.

Governor.

[ No. 43. ]

AN ACT to provide for the analysis of water in use by the pub

lic in certain cases. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Water may be

sent to Uni. in any case where any city, village or township in this State versity for shall be supplied with water for domestic uses by any individ- analysis. ual, company or corporation, city or village, or where there is within such city, village or township any water in swales, wells, rivers or other places, which might be the cause of disease or epidemic, sample of such water may be sent to the University of Michigan for analysis by the mayor of such city or village, or the president of such village, or by any alderman or trustee of such village, or by the supervisor of any such township, upon the resolution of the common council of such city, or board of trustees of such village, or the township beard of such township, for that purpose duly passed. SEC. 2. Upon receipt of such sample the regents of the University to

make analysis University of Michigan shall cause a correct analysis of such free except sample of water to be made, and a correct statement of the necessary properties contained therein, with a further statement whether or not such sample contains any substance deleterious to health, and return such analysis together with the statement aforesaid to the person so sending the same, free of charge except the actual cost of materials and animals used in making such analysis and experiment.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the board of regents of the University to University of Michigan to cause a record to be kept of every samples and

keep record of sample of water received under and by virtue of this statute,

analysis. and in no case shall a second analysis be required of the same water within one year except in case of the breaking out of some disease among the consumers of such water, and then only upon the certificate of at least two physicians engaged in active practice in that community that in their opinion such disease arises from the use of said water.

Approved March 26, 1897.

expenses.

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[ No. 44. ]

AN ACT to amend sections twenty-three and twenty-four of

act number one hundred thirty-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to amend, revise and consolidate the laws organizing asylums for the insane and regulating the care and management thereof, and of the inmates therein, and to repeal act one hundred sixty-four, laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, also act one hundred ninety-four, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, also act ninety-one, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and the acts amendatory thereto, also act one hundred seventy-two, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three," approved June third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five.

Sections SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That amended.

section twenty-three and twenty-four of act number one hun. dred thirty-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to amend, revise and consolidate the laws organizing asylums for the insane and regulating the care and management thereof, and of the inmates therein, and to repeal act one hundred sixty-four, laws of eighteen hnndred and fifty-nine, also act one hundred ninety-four, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and also act ninetyone, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and the acts amendatory thereto, also act one hundred seventy-two, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three,” be and the same is

hereby amended so as to read as follows, to wit: Application to SEC. 23. When a person in indigent circumstances and not send indigent insane to

a pauper becomes insane, application may be made in his Asylum.

behalf to the judge of probate of the county where said insane Probato judge person shall be at the time such application is made and said to notify insane person

judge of probate shall immediately notify such alleged insane guardian.

person of such application and of the time and place of hear. ing to be held thereon and shall also summon to appear before him at the same time the guardian, if such alleged insane person have a guardian, also such relatives as are legally liable for the support of such person, which summons may be served

in any county of the State, and shall also notify any person To call two having said alleged insane person in charge or custody, and physicians.

shall also call two legally qualified physicians, and in his discretion other credible witnesses, and also immediately notify the prosecuting attorney of the county and the supervisor of the township, or the supervisor or alderman of the ward in which said insane person resides, if his residence is in said application claimed to be in the said county of the time and

place of such hearing, whose duty it shall be to attend said May appoint examination and act in behalf of said county, and said judge guardian ad Titem.

of probate may appoint a guardian ad litem to represent such

and summon

.

expense

to determine

insane person upon said hearing and said judge of probate shall fully investigate the facts in the case and may summon a jury at his discretion. He shall summon a jury whenever To summon requested by such alleged insane person, or by any relative que com rolegally liable for his support or by the prosecuting attorney of the county, and either with or without the verdict of the jury as the case may be,shall determine the question of insanity and also the question of indigence, but this decision as to indigence shall not be conclusive; and if the judge of probate after such Person to be hearing, shall certify that satisfactory proof has been adduced admitted to showing that such person is insane and his estate insufficient to support him and his family, or if he has no family, himself, under the visitation of insanity, on his certificate under seal of the probate court of said county, he shall be admitted into To be support the asylum and supported therein at the expense of the county of his county. to which he belongs until he shall be restored to soundness of mind, if effected within two years, or until otherwise ordered; or at the expense of the State, if the judge of probate When to be shall find that such insane person has no legal settlement in supported at any county in this State or is unable to find from the evidence State. where that settlement is, provided the said insane person is a citizen of the State, and the judge of probate shall in no case grant such certificate until fully satisfied of the indigence of such insane person. If it shall appear on said hearing to said Probate judge judge of probate that such indigent insane person has relatives liability of legally liable for his support, said judge of probate shall also relatives. at the said hearing or at some adjourned day thereof, investigate fully as to the financial ability of such relatives of said insane person as are legally liable for his support. If said judge of probate shall be satisfied on such hearing that said insane person has relatives legally liable for his support who are able to contribute to the support of such insane person, he may make an order requiring the payment by such May order relatives of such sum or sums as said probate judge may find

relatives to they are reasonably able to pay, not exceeding, however, in all the sum of two hundred dollars per year. Said order shall require the payment of such sums to the county treasurer of such county and may require such payments to be made annually, semi-annually or quarterly as the said judge may direct. Said probate judge shall furnish the said county treas. To furnish urer of said county a copy of such order and it shall be the duty to county

copy of order of the county treasurer to collect the sums therein named, and treasurer. to turn the same into the county treasury so long as such patient is a county charge, and when such patient becomes a State charge, to pay over the moneys so collected by him quarterly to the State Treasurer. If such relatives so ordered to pay Provisions for shall neglect or refuse so to do, the county treasurer shall compelling notify the superintendent of the poor of said county, and also shall notify the prosecuting attorney of the county of such neglect or refusal and said prosecuting attorney shall proceed by action to be brought in the name of the superintendents

pay.

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