68-114. Nonresident poor persons; temporary aid; relief when legal residence not determined.

Whenever any nonresident shall fall sick in any county in this state, not having money or property to pay his or her board, or whenever any poor person not having a legal settlement in the county is found in distress, without friends or money, so that he or she is likely to suffer, it shall be the duty of the county board to furnish such temporary assistance to such person as it shall deem necessary; and if any such person shall die, the county board shall provide all necessary means for a decent burial of such person. If such poor person, applying for or receiving relief, belongs to another state, the county board may furnish such person, in addition to necessary temporary aid, transportation and the requisite expenses incurred thereby, and may return such poor person to the state in which he or she has legal settlement; Provided, that the claim by the poor person of a legal settlement shall be verified by the county board, and assurance be given the board that such poor person will be received and given care in the place of his or her legal settlement. If any such poor person shall be found applying for relief in any county, and the county board of such county shall be unable to ascertain and establish the last place of legal residence of such person, the county board shall proceed in its discretion to provide for such poor person in the same manner as other poor persons are directed to be provided for.

Source:R.S.1866, c. 40, § 14, p. 277; R.S.1913, § 5808; Laws 1915, c. 20, § 1, p. 81; C.S.1922, § 5153; C.S.1929, § 68-114; Laws 1933, c. 118, § 8, p. 482; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 68-114; R.S.1943, § 68-114; Laws 1982, LB 602, § 2.

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