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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 18 : Health

Chapter 187 : Transfer of Patients

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 7901)
  • § 7901. Intrastate transfers

    The Commissioner may authorize the transfer of patients between the Vermont State Hospital or its successor in interest and designated hospitals if the Commissioner determines that it would be consistent with the medical needs of the patient to do so. Whenever a patient is transferred, written notice shall be given to the patient’s legal guardian or agent, if any, and any other person with the consent of the patient. In all such transfers, due consideration shall be given to the relationship of the patient to his or her family, legal guardian, or friends, so as to maintain relationships and encourage visits beneficial to the patient. Due consideration shall also be given to the separation of functions and to the divergent purposes of the Vermont State Hospital or its successor in interest and designated hospitals. No patient may be transferred to a correctional institution without the order of a court of competent jurisdiction. No patient may be transferred to a designated hospital outside the no refusal system unless the head of the hospital or his or her designee first accepts the patient. (Added 1967, No. 305 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1968; amended 1977, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 41; 2011, No. 79 (Adj. Sess.), § 26, eff. April 4, 2012.)