BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 12.24 Psychiatric Clinic

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Chapter 12.24
Psychiatric Clinic


12.24.010 Established--Duties.
12.24.020 Advisory board--Members--Term.
12.24.030 Advisory board--Reports.
12.24.040 Advisory board--Absence.

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12.24.010 Established--Duties.

It is established and included within the department of health and hospitals, a psychiatric clinic which shall conduct research and give publicity concerning the causes of poverty, delinquency, crime and disease, and concerning other problems relating to the public health, morals and welfare, and shall, through appropriate means, promote the education of the city with regard thereto. In the conduct of such research, giving of such publicity and promotion of such education, the psychiatric clinic shall act in an advisory capacity, and furnish free clinical service to the juvenile court concerning the mental, physical and social condition of the children brought before that court. It shall furnish free clinical service to the general public, to other courts, to the board of education and to all public and semi-public institutions, schools, whether public or private, orphanages, social service agencies and organizations. The clinic shall be available for making investigations or surveys to the court and may also make investigations and recommendations regarding patients, inmates or prisoners in the workhouse, jail or other public institutions.
(Ord. 49560 1 (45), 1959: 1948 C. Ch. 31 45: 1960 C. 422.010.)

12.24.020 Advisory board--Members--Term.

The director of health and hospitals may appoint a psychiatric clinic advisory board. The advisory board shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the director of health and hospitals. At least one member shall be a physician interested in the field of psychiatry. The director of the clinic and other such employees as may be deemed advisable may be called to attend the meetings of the advisory board, but such employees shall be ineligible to membership on the advisory board. The members of the board shall organize and elect a chairman, vice chairman and secretary annually, and such other officers as may be necessary. They shall have power to adopt rules and regulations for the government of their board. Each member of the advisory board shall hold office for the term of three years and until his successor is appointed. Members of the first board shall be appointed for terms of from one to three years so that the term of two shall expire at the end of the first year, three at the end of the second year, and two at the end of the third year. The succeeding appointment shall be made for terms of three years. Each member of the advisory board shall serve without compensation. Any vacancy from whatever cause shall within thirty days after such vacancy occurs be filled by the director of health and hospitals for the unexpired term.
(Ord. 49560 1 (46 part), 1959: 1948 C. Ch. 31 46 (part): 1960 C. 422.020.)

12.24.030 Advisory board--Reports.

The advisory board shall receive each month, from the director of the psychiatric clinic, a report of the work of the clinic, for the preceding month, shall advise with the officers of the clinic and with the director of health and hospitals, with respect to its work, and shall annually deliver to the director of health and hospitals a written or printed report of the activities of the board and clinic.
(Ord. 49560 1 (46 part), 1959: 1948 C. Ch. 31 46 (part): 1960 C. 422.030.)

12.24.040 Advisory board--Absence.

Absence from three consecutive regular meetings without giving excuse satisfactory to the board and so entered upon the records, shall vacate the office of any member of the board.
(Ord. 49560 1 (46 part), 1959: 1948 C. Ch. 31 46 (part): 1960 C. 422.040.)

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