PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
INVOLUNTARY ADMISSION FOR PERSONS FOUND NOT COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL
I. A person admitted to any receiving facility pursuant to this section may at any time be transferred by the administrator of the receiving facility to the secure psychiatric unit upon a determination that the person would present a serious likelihood of danger to self or to others if retained in any receiving facility. Any such transfer shall be subject to the provisions of RSA 622:45. No person shall be retained in the secure psychiatric unit longer than the period of involuntary admission ordered by the court under this chapter.
II. A person admitted to any receiving facility pursuant to this chapter may be transferred at any time to another receiving facility designated for that purpose by the commissioner of the department of health and human services when such receiving facility can provide the degree of security, service, and treatment needed by the person in accordance with rules established under RSA 171-A:8-a.
III. In the event a person is transferred pursuant to this section, the commissioner or designee shall provide notice to the attorney general pursuant to RSA 135:17-b.
Source. 1994, 408:9. 1995, 310:182. 2012, 151:3, eff. Aug. 6, 2012.