158.11 Inmates of state institutions may be admitted.
The commissioner of human services may make application to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the admission to the University of Minnesota Hospitals of any inmate of any state institution under the commissioner of human services, or any person committed to or applying for admission thereto, who is afflicted with any disease, malady, deformity, or ailment which can probably be remedied, or which can be advantageously treated by proper medical or surgical care at the University of Minnesota Hospitals. The application shall be accompanied by the report of the physician of the institution or by a physician appointed by the commissioner of human services in the same form as reports of other physicians for admission of patients to the hospitals. The superintendent of the University of Minnesota Hospitals shall decide whether the patient may be received by the hospitals; and, if received, when the patient shall be discharged or returned to the institution from which the patient came. The commissioner of human services shall pay the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the treatment of such patients at the same rate charged for county patients and the expense of such treatment and of transporting the patient to and from the University of Minnesota Hospitals shall be paid out of the appropriation for operation of the institution from which the patient is sent. The commissioner of human services may when necessary send an attendant with, or bring back, the patient and pay for traveling expenses in like manner.