The administrator shall immediately investigate the legal settlement of said patient and proceed as follows:
1. If the administrator finds that the decision of the court as to legal settlement is correct, the administrator shall cause said patient either to be transferred to a state hospital for persons with mental illness at the expense of the state, or to be transferred, with approval of the court as required by this Act* to the place of foreign settlement.
2. If the administrator finds that the decision of the court is not correct, the administrator shall order said patient to be maintained at a state hospital for persons with mental illness at the expense of the state, and shall at once inform the court of such finding and request that the court's order be modified accordingly.
[S13, § 2727-a28a; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3586; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 230.6]
96 Acts, ch 1129, § 113
*See 75 Acts, ch 139
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