2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 4 - MENTAL HEALTH
§ 15-11-150 - Purpose and application

O.C.G.A. 15-11-150 (2010)
15-11-150. Purpose and application


(a) The purpose of this article is to:

(1) Set forth procedures for a determination of mental incompetency and a declaration of dependency for any child while the child is determined to be not mentally competent; and

(2) Provide a mechanism for the development and implementation of a mental competency plan for treatment, habilitation, support, or supervision, within current resources, for any child who is determined to be not mentally competent to participate in an adjudication or disposition hearing and is adjudicated dependent upon the court.

(b) The provisions of this article shall not apply to any case in which the superior court has jurisdiction pursuant to Code Section 15-11-62.

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