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REFORMATORY INSTITUTIONS   85

months thereafter, and for the review of the medical examination by a board consisting of the Inspector and two legally qualified medical practitioners. The Inspector, upon the recommendation of the board, may direct the removal of any feeble-minded inmate to the Hospital for Feeble Minded at Orillia. Where an inmate is found to be suffering from venereal disease she is to be removed to the hospital for proper treatment, and no person can be discharged from either the Mercer Reformatory or an industrial refuge who is suffering from any such disease, or from any other contagious or infectious disease or dangerous illness.

The by-laws and regulations governing an industrial refuge have no effect until they have been approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council upon the report of the Inspector. To remove any suspicion of abuse or of any undue restraint or coercion the Act provides that no person is to be admitted to an industrial refuge except on a warrant signed by a judge or a warrant of the Inspector for the transfer of the female from another institution.


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