STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS
HOSPITALIZATION OF MENTALLY ILL
66-330. Transportation — Temporary detention — Notice. (a) After the dispositioner has designated the place of treatment, he shall notify the facility director of the disposition and of any medical, security or behavioral needs of the committed patient. The county shall deliver the patient within forty-eight (48) hours to the designated facility. Whenever practicable, the individual may be accompanied by one or more of his friends or relatives.
(b) Pending his removal to the designated place of treatment, a patient taken into custody or ordered to be committed to the custody of the department director pursuant to this chapter may be detained in his home, a licensed foster home, or any other suitable facility under such reasonable conditions as the dispositioner may fix, but he shall not be detained in a nonmedical facility used for the detention of individuals charged with or convicted of penal offenses. The dispositioner shall take such reasonable measures, to secure proper mental health care and treatment of an individual temporarily detained pursuant to this chapter.
(c) The dispositioner shall notify the court, the patient’s attorney and either the patient’s spouse, guardian, adult next of kin or friend, of the facility to which the patient has been dispositioned.
[(66-330) 1951, ch. 290, sec. 15, p. 622; am. 1959, ch. 207, sec. 9, p. 439; am. 1973, ch. 173, sec. 11, p. 363; am. 1974, ch. 165, sec. 10, p. 1405; am. and redesignated as sec. 66-330, 1981, ch. 114, sec. 20, p. 186; am. 1991, ch. 210, sec. 3, p. 498.]