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      CHC 1447     


Art. 1447.  Burden of proof; order

A.  If the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the minor respondent is dangerous to himself or others or is gravely disabled as a result of substance abuse or mental illness, it shall render a judgment for his commitment to a designated treatment facility which is medically suitable and least restrictive of his liberty.

B.  The court order shall order a suitable person to convey the minor to the treatment facility and deliver respondent, together with a copy of the judgment and certificates, to the director.

C.  In appointing a person to execute the order, the court should give preference to a near relative or friend of the minor.

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

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