If a patient escapes from a hospital or facility, officers or employees of such hospital or facility shall provide any peace officer with any information concerning the escaped patient that is necessary to assist in the apprehension and return of the patient.
Information regarding escaped patient's name, reason for commitment, age, physical description, and any other information the facility director thinks will aid in escapee apprehension shall be released.
Any person who has been committed is entitled to a writ of habeas corpus upon proper application. The medical history of the person as it appears in the clinical records shall be given into evidence and the person in charge of the state hospital where the person is committed shall testify as to the person's mental condition.
When receiving a patient, the person in charge of a state hospital, shall submit the patient to a thorough mental and physical examination and state the results on appropriate blank forms. The patient shall be required to submit to further periodic examinations of the patient's mental state, bodily condition, and medical treatment and the results should be recorded. If the patient dies or is discharged, the person in charge of the state hospital shall record the circumstances.