Code of the District of Columbia

§ 44–704. Standards of indigency; emergency and semi-indigent patients.

The Council of the District of Columbia shall establish from time to time reasonable standards of indigency for admission of patients to municipal hospitals of the District of Columbia; provided, that emergency and semi-indigent patients may be admitted to the general ward and tuberculosis ward of District of Columbia General Hospital on a full- or part-pay basis at such rates and under such regulations as may be established by the Council insofar as such admissions will not interfere with the admission of indigent patients; provided further, that the Mayor of the District of Columbia may enter into agreements with the States of Maryland and Virginia, or the political subdivisions thereof, for the care and treatment in such municipal hospitals of emergency patients who are indigent residents of such States or political subdivisions.