2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 322. Wisconsin code of military justice.
322.0767 Article 76b — Competency; commitment for examination and treatment.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 322.0767 (2017)

322.0767 Article 76b — Competency; commitment for examination and treatment.

(1) The following applies to persons who are incompetent to stand trial:

(a) If a person subject to a general court-martial is found to lack substantial mental capacity to understand the proceedings or assist in his or own defense and the military judge determined that the person is likely to become competent within the period specified under s. 971.14 (5) (a), the court-martial convening authority for the person shall commit the person to the custody of the department of health services under s. 971.14 (5). If the military judge determines that the defendant is not likely to become competent in the time period specified under s. 971.14 (5), the military judge shall suspend or terminate the general court-martial.

(b) The department of health services shall submit all reports that are required under s. 971.14 (5) (b) and that pertain to a person subject to a commitment order under par. (a) to the court-martial.

(c) Upon receiving a report under s. 971.14 (5) (b), the court-martial shall make a determination as to whether the person has become competent. If the court-martial determines that the defendant has become competent, the court-martial shall terminate the commitment to the department of health services and resume the general court-martial. If the court-martial determines that the person is making sufficient progress toward becoming competent, the commitment shall continue. If the court-martial determines that the person is not likely to become competent to proceed in the time period specified under s. 971.14 (5) (a), the court-martial shall suspend or terminate the commitment order under this subsection.

(d) If a person who has been restored to competency again becomes incompetent, the maximum commitment period under s. 971.14 (5) (a) shall be as provided under s. 971.14 (5) (d).

(e) If the court-martial determines under par. (a) or (d) that the person is not likely to become competent to proceed, the court-martial may order that the person be delivered to a facility under s. 51.15 (2), an approved public treatment facility under s. 51.45 (2), or an appropriate medical or protective placement facility.

(f) If the person is discharged from the military forces while subject to a commitment order under par. (a), the court-martial shall suspend or terminate the commitment order and may order that the person be delivered to a facility under s. 51.15 (2), an approved public treatment facility under s. 51.45 (2), or an appropriate medical or protective placement facility.

(2) The following applies to persons who are found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect:

(a) If a court-martial finds a person not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, the court-martial shall commit the person to the custody of the department of health services for a period not to exceed that described under s. 971.17 (1).

(b) Using the standard under s. 971.17 (3) (a), the court-martial shall determine whether the commitment order under par. (a) shall specify institutional care or conditional release.

(c) The court-martial has the same authority as a circuit court has under s. 971.17 (2) to order the department of health services to conduct a predisposition investigation using the procedure in s. 972.15 or a mental examination as provided under s. 971.17 (2) (b), (c), and (e) to assist the court-martial in determining whether to place the person in institutional care or to conditionally release the person.

(d) If the court-martial specifies institutional care, the department of health services shall place the person in an institution as provided under s. 971.17 (3) (c). If the court-martial specifies conditional release, the department of health services, in conjunction with the person's county of residence, shall develop a plan for conditional release as provided under s. 971.17 (3) (d).

(e) After the court-martial enters an order under this subsection and transfers custody of a person to the department of health services, the person shall be subject to s. 971.17 and the circuit court for the county in which the person is institutionalized or where the person is placed on conditional release shall have jurisdiction in proceedings under s. 971.17.

History: 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a); 2007 a. 200; 2009 a. 180, 276.

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