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as amended 1879, ch. 160, $1. Grand jury failing to find indictment or traverse jury acquirting shall so certify to the court.

person may be

from such

order such person into the care of the superintendent of the insane hospital, to be detained and observed by him till the further order of the court, that the truth or falsity of the plea may be ascertained. 43. When the grand jury omits to find an indictment

against any person arrested by legal process to Ibid $ 2,

answer for any offense by reason of his insanity, they shall certify that fact to the court; and when a traverse jury, for the same reason, acquits any person indicted, they shall state that fact to the court when they return their verdict; and the

court, by a precept stating the fact of insanity, may commit him to the insane department of the state prison or to powers of the insane hospital; and any person so committed court to the insane department of the state prison shall be discharged by the court having jurisdiction of the case only on satisfactory proof that his discharge will not endanger the peace and safety of the community; and when on satisHow such factory proof such person so discharged from the discharged" insane department of the state prison is again found commitment. insane and dangerous, any judge of the supreme judicial court may, by a precept stating the fact of his insanity, recommit him to the insane department of the state prison, or to the insane hospital. 44. Any person so committed to the insane hospital, may be

discharged by any judge of the supreme judicial court, in term time or vacation, on satisfactory proof that his discharge will not endanger the peace and

safety of the community; or the judge may, on apentrusted to plication, commit him to the custody of any friend,

who gives bond to the judge of probate for the county of Kennebec, with sufficient sureties, approved by said judge of probate, conditioned for the safe keeping of such insane person, and the payment of all damages which any person may sustain by his acts. And when, on satisfactory proof, he is again found insane, and dangerous, any judge of the supreme judicial court may, by a precept stating the fact of his insanity, recommit him to the insane hospital.

45. The person so committed shall be there supported at his Ihid $ 4..... own expense, if he has sufficient means; otherwise ed at hospital. at the expense of the state.


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Ibid § 3, as amended 1879, ch. 160, $ 2. Person so committed may be discharged or


How support

as amended
1877, ch. 188,
When an in-
mate of the
state prison
or county jail
becomes in.
sane, proceed.

46. When an inmate of the state prison or county jail becomes insane, the warden or jailer shall notify the iba s 6. governor of the fact, and he, with advice of council, aszamen. des. shall appoint a commission of two or more skilful physicians to investigate the case, and if such inmate is found insane by their examination, he shall be sa sent to the insane hospital until he becomes of soundings mind; and if this takes place before the expiration of his sentence, he shall be returned to prison; but if after, he shall be discharged free. The expenses of the commission, removal, and support, shall be paid by the state.

47. The convicts insane now in the insane hospital upon satisfactory proof that the said persons insane are in- Act of 1879. curable, and that a longer residence therein will Insane con have a deleterious influence on the other patients of hospital being said hospital, may be removed by order of the gov. ernor and council to the insane department of the insane de state prison.

ch, 160, $ 3.

victs in the

incurable may be removed to the

partment of state prison.


15. Indigent insane transferred from

almshouse, expenses borne by

county; support, limit of liability. 16. Indigent insane, definition of. 17. Support, liability of establishment

for; appointment of guardian. 18. Trustees of the poor to provide for

support of indigent insane.

GOVERNMENT OF ASYLUMS. 1. Board of managers, apppointment,

term of office. 2. Property vested in managers. 3. Government vested in managers. 4. Appointment of officers. 5. By-laws and regulations. 6. Inspection by managers. 7. Managers may hold property in

trust. 8. Reports of managers and trustees. 9. Number of indigent insane allowed. 10. Number of private patients allowed. 11. Indigent insane, power of judges

to commit. 12. Appropriation, annual. 13. Powers and duties of managers


ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE. 14. Examination; jury trial; commit

ment; support, liability for.

CRIMINAL INSANE. 19. Insane convicts transferred to asy

lum, expenses borne by state. 20. Fact of insanity found in verdict. 21. Commitment to asylum. 22. Examination and commitment be

fore indictment. 23. Examination during vacation of

court. 24. Foregoing provisions apply to all

persons arrested.

art. 26, $1.

ers appointed by the gov. ernor; term

1. The governor, by and with the advice and consent of the R.C. 1878. senate, shall appoint nine persons of undoubted Nine manag., character, and selected with a view to skill and by the gove efficiency, managers of the Maryland hospital for of office. the insane, who shall serve without pay, and hold their offices as follows: three thereof shall hold their offices for two years; three thereof shall hold their offices for four years; and three thereof shall hold their offices for six years; and the governor shall designate their several terms at the time of their appointment; their successors shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Term of office. senate, and shall hold their offices for six years, and until others are appointed in their stead.

2. The president and visitors of the Maryland hospital are Ibia 9 2. hereby authorized and directed to transfer by deed property of all the real estate and other property belonging to

said trust, which may be in their possession, to the managers of the Maryland hospital for the insane,

Transfer of

Maryland hospital to said managers.

Powers of


above provided for, and the government of the state hospital for the insane shall be vested in the said board of managers, seven of whom shall constitute a quorum for the Quorum. transaction of business.

3. The said board of managers shall have the general direction and control of all the property and concerns of thid $ 3. the said hospital, and shall take charge of its general managers. interests, and see that its great design be carried into effect, and everything done faithfully according to the requirements of the legislature, and the by-laws, rules, and regulations of the said hospital; but said board of managers shall have no authority or power to mortgage or pledge any of the property, real or personal, of said hospital.

4. The board of managers shall appoint one of its number, who shall act as treasurer, who shall give bond for Ibid $ 4. the faithful performance of his trust, in such sum bý mavagers. and in such sureties as the comptroller of the state shall approve; they shall also appoint a superintendent, who shall be a well-educated physician, and in addition shall also appoint as many physicians, surgeons, apothecaries, stewards, matrons, nurses, and servants, and other officers for the administration and service of said hospital as they may deem necessary, all of whom shall hold their appointments at the pleasure.of the board of managers.

5. The board of managers may make, ordain, alter, or amend, and abolish all by-laws, rules, and regula- Ibid tions for the administration and government of said hospital, and for the admission and discharge of me persons therein and therefrom, which rules and regulations in so far as they are within the power of the said board, and are consistent with law, shall be binding on all

By-laws, rules, and regulations made by managers.

Visits of

6. The said board of managers shall maintain an effective inspection of said hospital and grounds, and for Thid $ 6. this purpose one of said managers shall visit the managers. same once in every week; two of said managers once in every month, a majority of the board once in every quarter, and the whole board once in every year, at the times and in the manner to be prescribed in the by-laws.

7. The said board of managers may take and hold in trust



Ibid $ 8. Reports of managers and oflicers.

Jbid 7. for the state, any grant or devise of land, or any to take and donation or bequest of money, or other personal property. property, to be applied to the maintenance of insane persons, and the use of the Maryland hospital for the insane. 8. The board of managers shall annually, in the month of

December, submit to the governor a report, showing na the past year's operations, and actual state of the $. hospital and property in their charge, and at the same time transmit to the governor the annual report of the superintendent and treasurer, which shall show all receipts and expenditures of every officer and employe, and compensation of each; all of which reports shall be laid before the general assembly of Maryland during the first ten days of its session.

9. The board of managers shall provide acoommodation Ibid $ 9., for at least two hundred and fifty pauper lunatics of insanen this state, who may be sent to the said hospital for provided for. curative treatment, which number shall be from time to time apportioned by them among the several counties and the city of Baltimore according to their respective populations, as ascertained by the last preceding census.

10. The said board of managers may receive into said hosIbid § 10. pital as pay patients insane persons, other than the pay patients pauper lunatics referred to in the last preceding

section, to a number not exceeding seventy-five at

Number of

pan pers to be

Number of


lbid $11. Who ern pow

insane paupers to the hospital,

11. The judges of the circuit court of the several counties, and

the criminal court of Baltimore city, in accordance Pero el ponent with the provisions of the code, are hereby author

ized to send from time to time to the said hospital

pauper lunatics of this state, to the number to which the respective counties and city of Baltimore shall respectively be entitled under the ninth section aforegoing.

12. There shall be appropriated, and the treasurer of the Jbid § 12. state, upon the warrant of the comptroller, shall pay

to the managers of the Maryland hospital for the insane, annually, in equal quarterly payments, on the first days of January, April, July and October, in each and every year, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, for the support of said hospital



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