255.13  Attendant--physician--compensation.

If the physician appointed to examine the patient shall certify that an attendant to accompany the patient to the said hospital is necessary, and the university hospital attendant and ambulance service is not available, then the court or judge or clerk of the court may appoint an attendant who shall receive not exceeding two dollars per day for the time thus necessarily employed and actual necessary traveling expenses by the most feasible route to said hospital whether by ambulance, train or automobile; but if such appointee is a relative of the patient or a member of the patient's immediate family, or receives a salary or other compensation from the public for the appointee's services, no such per diem compensation shall be paid. The physician appointed by the court or clerk to make the examination and report shall receive therefor three dollars for each examination and report so made and the physician's actual necessary expenses incurred in making such examination, but if said physician receives a salary or other compensation from the public for the physician's full-time services, then no such examination fee shall be paid. The actual, necessary expenses of transporting and caring for the patient shall be paid as hereinafter provided.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 254-h; C24, 27, 31, 35, § 4016; C39, § 3828.144; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 255.13]

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