Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     50-2-121. Removal of diseased prisoner from jail by local health officer. (1) On written order of a local health officer, a diseased prisoner who is held in a jail and who is considered dangerous to the health of other prisoners may be removed to a hospital or other place of safety.
     (2) If the prisoner was committed to jail by order of a court, the order for removal and treatment must be signed by the local health officer and filed with the court.
     (3) When the prisoner recovers from the disease, the prisoner must be returned to the jail.
     (4) A prisoner removed to a hospital or clinic for treatment may not be considered to have committed an escape.

     History: En. Sec. 93, Ch. 197, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 69-4516; amd. Sec. 1811, Ch. 56, L. 2009.

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