2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:454.11 — Rights of persons committed to the department

§454.11.  Rights of persons committed to the department

A.  No person committed pursuant to this Chapter shall be deprived of any rights, benefits, or privileges guaranteed by law, the Constitution of Louisiana, or the Constitution of the United States solely because of his status as a committed person.

B.  No committed person shall be presumed incompetent, nor shall such person be held incompetent except as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.  A determination of incompetence shall be separate from a judicial determination that a person should be involuntarily committed.

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

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