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      CHC 1435     


Art. 1435.  Filing; venue

A.  The petition may be filed in the judicial district in which the minor respondent is confined or, if not confined, in the judicial district where he resides or may be found.

B.  Before the hearing, the minor respondent may move for a change of venue to the parish of his domicile, which motion shall be granted only for compelling reasons.  If the minor respondent is confined to a hospital, the judge of the court where the petition was filed may hold the hearing on such commitment at the treatment facility where he is confined, if in the opinion of at least one of the physicians appointed by the court to examine him, it will be detrimental to the minor's health, welfare, or dignity to travel to the court where the petition was filed.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §14, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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