2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:211 — Purpose

PART IX.  SUPERVISION AND MONITORING OF

MENTALLY ILL PERSONS IN OUTPATIENT

TREATMENT PROGRAMS

§211.  Purpose

The purposes of this Part are:

(1)  To support law enforcement personnel in protecting the public by providing a mechanism to assist in identifying those persons who present a danger to themselves and others and who either refuse or who are incapable of following court ordered mental health treatment programs.  

(2)  To train state personnel, especially mental health professionals and probation and parole officers, to identify, isolate, treat, and when necessary confine such persons.  

(3)  To develop interagency cooperation between two state agencies which are often both accountable and responsible for such persons even though involved with them for different reasons.  

(4)  To assist persons whose court-ordered mental health treatment programs include scheduled visits to mental health treatment facilities in being responsible and accountable for their behavior.  

Acts 1985, No. 925, §2.  

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1985, NO. 925, SECOND §2.}}  

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