50-2-119. Nursing services. (1) A local board may employ a qualified nurse for nursing services to persons under a physician's care who are confined to their homes.
(2) Before nursing services are provided, a physician must:
(a) determine that the person needs the services of a visiting nurse;
(b) direct the nurse to visit the person;
(c) specify the type and duration of services to be performed by the nurse.
(3) Persons shall pay for the services at rates set by the local board. Local boards, on behalf of persons receiving services, may accept payment from persons or public agencies either directly from or by contract with the person or agency. All payments received shall be deposited in a special county or city fund and used to defray expenses of providing the service.