Senate Bill No. 132
Public Act No. 16-159
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATION ON INVOLUNTARY FACILITY ADMISSIONS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 17a-282 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):
No person admitted to a facility for persons with intellectual disability under the provisions of section 17a-281, shall be detained in such facility for more than seven days after such person has given notice in writing, or, if such person is a minor or [adult incompetent] an adult for whom a guardian or an involuntary conservator has been appointed, after such notice has been given on his or her behalf by his or her parent, guardian, conservator or person having custody, to the Commissioner of Developmental Services, of his or her intention or desire to leave such facility. If the commissioner is of the opinion that such person is in need of further treatment or observation, the commissioner may make and file, in the probate court for the district within which such person resides, application for the involuntary placement of such person to such facility and the probate court shall proceed thereon in the same manner as is provided in section 17a-274.
Approved June 6, 2016