2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:97 — Discharge by the department

§97.  Discharge by the department

The department may order the examination and the discharge of any patient, except those committed in accordance with R.S. 28:59 and under Title XXI relating to insanity proceedings of the Code of Criminal Procedure, if as a result of the examination it believes that the patient should no longer be detained.  When a discharge in accordance with this Section is contemplated, the department shall give notice to the superintendent and to the person who caused the patient to be committed, in order that they may state their reasons why the patient should be detained for further treatment.  

Amended by Acts 1974, No. 294, §1; Acts 1978, No. 786, §3, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 1987, No. 928, §2, eff. July 20, 1987.  

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