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      CHC 1455     


Art. 1455.  Discretion of director

A.  Notwithstanding an order of judicial commitment, the director of the treatment facility to which the minor patient is committed is encouraged to explore treatment measures that are medically appropriate and less restrictive.

B.  The director may at any time convert an involuntary commitment to a voluntary one should he deem that action medically appropriate.  He shall inform the court of any action in that regard.

C.  The director may discharge any minor patient if in his opinion discharge is appropriate.  The director shall not be legally responsible to any person for the subsequent acts of behavior of a patient discharged in good faith.

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

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