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Section: Effect of Revised Statutes on ordinances and resolutions adopted or enacted under authority of pre-existing laws

Statute: 30:1-16

If it shall appear after any such investigation of any of the institutions or noninstitutional agencies enumerated in sections 30:1-14 and 30:1-15 of this Title, that the laws relating to the construction, management and affairs of any such institution, and the care, treatment, government and discipline of its inmates or patients are being violated, or that inmates or patients in any such institution are cruelly, negligently or improperly treated or inadequate provision is made for their sustenance, clothing, care, supervision or other condition necessary to their suitable and proper well being, the commissioner or the State board may institute a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction against the proper superintendent, commissioner, agent, medical director, warden, manager, keeper, chief executive officer or other officer of such institution or in control thereof, or responsible for such violation or omission. The court may proceed in the action in a summary manner or otherwise and may direct him to modify any treatment or to apply such remedy, or both, or carry out the requirements of the commissioner or the State board as may be just and effectual. Amended by L.1953, c. 29, p. 504, s. 1; L.1971, c. 384, s. 12, eff. Jan. 5, 1972.

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