158.13 Psychopathic Department of University of Minnesota Hospitals.
An institution to be known as the Psychopathic Department of the University of Minnesota Hospitals is hereby established. It shall be erected, equipped, maintained, and administered for the care, observation, study, and treatment of defective persons, as defined in existing statutes, and of such other persons as are afflicted or supposed to be afflicted with any other abnormal mental condition. It may conduct an outpatient service for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of cases less pronounced in type than those thought proper for hospital residence. It may conduct clinics, investigate conditions, or conduct educational work in regard to mental disease and mental hygiene in any part of the state. Persons who are addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs shall be proper patients for admission to and treatment in the Psychopathic Department.