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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XI
Chapter 155
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F.S. 155.16
155.16 County hospitals; residents; nonresidents; fees; contagious diseases; etc.Every hospital established under this law shall be for the benefit of the inhabitants of such county and of any person falling sick or being injured or maimed within its limits, but the board of hospital trustees may extend the privileges and use of such hospital to persons residing outside of such county upon terms and conditions as such board of trustees may from time to time, by its rules and regulations, prescribe. Every such inhabitant or person who is not a pauper shall pay to such board or such officer as it shall designate, a reasonable compensation for occupancy, nursing, care, medicine, and attendance, according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the said board. Such hospital always shall be subject to such rules and regulations as said board may adopt in order to render the use of said hospital of the greatest benefit to the greatest number; and said board may exclude from treatment and care any indigent or pay case having a communicable or contagious disease where such disease may be a detriment to the best interest of such hospital and a source of contagion or infection to the patient in its care, and all inhabitants and persons who shall willfully violate any rules and regulations of such hospital.
History.s. 13, ch. 20905, 1941.