143-123. Power to admit indigent persons.

(a) This Article shall not be construed to limit the authority of the institutions to provide care to all indigent persons who are otherwise entitled to admission in any of the institutions.

(b) If at any time any person admitted and determined to be indigent shall succeed to or inherit, or acquire, in any manner, property or otherwise be reputed to be solvent, then the State shall have the full right and authority to collect and sue for the entire cost of care without hinderance of any statute of limitations. (1925, c. 120, s. 7; 1985, c. 508, s. 11.)