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Section 5119.06 | Records.


The department of mental health and addiction services shall keep in its office, accessible only to its employees, except by the consent of the department or the order of the judge of a court of record, a record showing the name, residence, sex, age, nativity, occupation, condition, and date of entrance or commitment of every patient in the institutions governed by it, the date, cause, and terms of discharge and the condition of such person at the time of leaving, and also a record of all transfers from one institution to another, and, if such person dies while in the care or custody of the department, the date and cause of death. These and such other facts as the department requires shall be furnished by the managing officer of each institution within twenty-four hours after the commitment, entrance, death, or discharge of a patient.

In case of an accident or injury or peculiar death of a patient the managing officer shall make a special report to the department within twenty-four hours thereafter, giving the circumstances as fully as possible.

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