2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 8 - State Health Agencies and Programs
Subchapter 1 - Health Services Permit Agency
§ 20-8-113 - Findings.

AR Code § 20-8-113 (2015) What's This?

The General Assembly finds and determines that:

(1) The Division of Youth Services of the Department of Human Services is obligated by law to provide appropriate care to juveniles adjudicated delinquent and committed to the division's custody;

(2) The division, pursuant to judicial decrees, assumes custody of delinquent juveniles with little or no notice;

(3) The nature of the criminal conduct engaged in by the juvenile may create the necessity to segregate these juveniles within treatment facilities, thereby denying the division otherwise available beds;

(4) The division must secure sufficient facilities for the care of delinquent juveniles in its custody;

(5) The need for these facilities may vary substantially from the needs anticipated by the Department of Human Services or by the Health Services Permit Commission; and

(6) No permit of approval should be required for facilities or beds contracted for or otherwise provided for delinquent youth committed to the custody of the division or the beds provided for delinquent youth counted against the authorized beds otherwise provided by a facility or organization with a permit of approval.

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