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27.04.245 HOSPITAL.

"Hospital" means an institution devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of facilities for the medical or surgical care of patients for 24 hours or more. The term "hospital," as used in this title, does not apply to institutions operating solely for the treatment of mentally ill persons, drug addicts, liquor addicts, or other types of cases necessitating confinement of patients, and the term "hospital" shall not be used for convalescent, nursing, shelter or boarding homes.