The director of human services shall be responsible for all costs relating to the evaluation and treatment of persons committed to the director's custody under any provision of this chapter. Reimbursement may be obtained by the director from the patient and any person legally liable or bound by contract for the support of the patient for the cost of care and treatment provided. As used in this section, "any person legally liable" does not include a political subdivision.
98 Acts, ch 1171, §12; 98 Acts, ch 1181, §26
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