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      RS 28:454.14     


§454.14.  Criminal matters

A.  Any person with a developmental disability found not guilty by reason of insanity or found to be presently lacking the mental capacity to proceed to trial may be committed for developmental disabilities services or residential living options, or both, in the manner provided for herein contradictorily with the district attorney and counsel for the defendant.

B.  Insanity proceedings in any criminal case to determine whether a person is presently mentally capable to proceed to trial or was insane at the time of the commission of the crime are not affected by this Section and shall be in accordance with the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure.

C.  Persons with developmental disabilities who are dangerous to others and who are charged with a crime of violence in accordance with R.S. 14:2(B) and who are committed to the custody of the department shall be admitted only to a residential living option that has available a secure area in order to ensure the safety and well-being of other residents and employees of the residential living option.

D.  Persons with a developmental disability committed in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure shall be discharged only in the manner provided by the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Acts 2005, No. 128, §1, eff. June 22, 2005.

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