83-364. Cost of patient care; liability of patient and relatives.

When any person is admitted to a state institution or other inpatient treatment facility pursuant to an order of a mental health board under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act or the Sex Offender Commitment Act or receives treatment prescribed by such institution or facility following release or without being admitted as a resident patient, the patient and his or her relatives shall be liable for the cost of the care, support, maintenance, and treatment of such person to the extent and in the manner provided by sections 83-227.01, 83-227.02, 83-350, and 83-363 to 83-380. The provisions of such sections also shall apply to persons admitted to a state institution as transferees from any state penal institution or the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Kearney or Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center-Geneva but only after the expiration of the time for which the transferees were originally sentenced or committed.

Source:Laws 1969, c. 812, § 2, p. 3052; Laws 1994, LB 988, § 30; Laws 2004, LB 1083, § 140; Laws 2006, LB 1199, § 102.

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