New York Consolidated Laws, Public Health Law - PBH § 2122. Communicable diseases;  disorderly committed patients;  commitment to penal institution

1. Any person who has been committed to a hospital or institution pursuant to the provisions of section two thousand one hundred twenty of this chapter, who thereafter wilfully violates the rules and regulations of the institution or repeatedly conducts himself in a disorderly manner may be taken before a magistrate by the order of the chief medical officer of the institution.

2. The chief medical officer of the institution may enter a complaint against such person for disorderly conduct and the magistrate, after a hearing and upon sufficient evidence of such disorderly conduct, may commit such person for a period not to exceed six months to any institution to which persons convicted of disorderly conduct, vagrancy or similar violations are committed.

3. The authorities of the institution to which such person is committed by the magistrate pursuant to the provisions of this section shall keep such person separate and apart from the other inmates.

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