When, in the opinion of the superintendent of the University of Minnesota Hospitals, any patient should be discharged therefrom as cured, or as no longer needing treatment, or for the reason that treatment cannot benefit the case, the superintendent shall discharge the patient. If the patient is a county patient and is unable to return home alone, the superintendent shall appoint some suitable person to accompany the patient home from the hospital. Such person shall receive actual and necessary expenses; and, if not a salaried officer of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, shall receive in addition $3 per day for the actual time necessarily consumed. The traveling expenses of all county patients and the per diem and expenses of the person appointed to accompany the patient shall be part of the legitimate expenses of caring for such patients in the University of Minnesota Hospitals and as such included by the superintendent in the monthly bill to the commissioner of management and budget, provided for in section 158.07.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes