2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:141 — Costs of commitment and examination


§141.  Costs of commitment and examination

If financially able, the patient or his legally responsible relative shall pay the costs of commitment, including examination fees, expenses incurred in calling witnesses, fees of counsel for the patient, and fees of the commission, otherwise the parish of domicile in the case of a resident or the division in the case of a non-resident shall pay these costs.  

Fees for services rendered by coroners or other experts in the commitment of patients shall be in accordance with the provisions contained in Article 267 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and the special laws relating to the fees of coroners and assisting physicians in interdiction proceedings.  Except for emergency commitments which do not result in court commitment and voluntary admissions, the coroner of the parish of domicile shall receive the usual fee allowed in a formal commitment, for all types of commitment under this Chapter, even though he does not act personally in the commitment proceeding

Amended by Acts 1974, No. 294, §1.  

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