2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:454.9 — Judicial commitment; notice of rights

§454.9.  Judicial commitment; notice of rights

A.  Every person involuntarily committed under this Section into any residential living option other than his home, shall be informed in writing at the time of admission of the following:

(1)  Procedures for requesting release from commitment.

(2)  Availability of counsel.

(3)  Contact information about the Mental Health Advocacy Service and the Advocacy Center.

(4)  Rights enumerated in R.S. 28:452.1 and any rules and regulations applicable to or concerning his conduct while residing in the residential living option.

B.  If the person is illiterate or does not read or understand English, appropriate provisions should be made to provide him with this information.  In addition, a copy of the information listed in this Subsection shall be available to the person at all times in his residential living option.

Acts 2005, No. 128, §1, eff. June 22, 2005.

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