2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:20 — Admission to department of health and hospitals facilities; legislative findings; criteria

§20.  Admission to Department of Health and Hospitals facilities; legislative findings; criteria

A.  The legislature hereby finds and declares that residents of Louisiana may require appropriate care for mental illness or developmental disabilities.  However, the resources and staffing available to the department may be inadequate to provide care to all persons.

B.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person shall be admitted to a department facility, whether admission or services are sought voluntarily, by court order, or by commitment, unless the person meets the criteria of rules promulgated by the department.  Said rules shall not violate standards of commitment and the selection of a treatment facility as set forth in R.S. 28:2 through 171.

Acts 2003, No. 1249, §1, eff. July 1, 2003.

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