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      CCRP 657.2     


Art. 657.2. Conditional release; additional requirements

            A. Upon an application for conditional release of a person, who has been committed to a state hospital or other treatment facility pursuant to this Chapter upon the grounds that the adverse effects of a mental illness are in remission, and if after a hearing the court determines that the applicant will not likely be a danger to others or himself, as defined in R.S. 28:2, if he is under supervision and his treatment is monitored in the community, the court shall not consider the applicant to be in stable remission from the adverse effects of a mental illness until the applicant is placed with an appropriate forensic conditional release program for at least one year but not more than five years.

            B. For good cause shown, placement in a conditional release program may be extended after five years in one-year increments at a yearly contradictory hearing with the state.

            C. All or a substantial portion of the program shall include outpatient treatment, supervision, and monitoring.

            D. At the termination of conditional release, the person may continue to receive appropriate treatment services, if recommended by the treating psychiatrist, from public or private mental health agencies, with inactive supervision provided by the division of probation and parole of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

            Acts 1995, No. 800, §1; Acts 2017, No. 369, §5.

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