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      CHC 895     


Art. 895. Commitment to mental institution

            A. In cases in which a child has been adjudicated a delinquent, the court may commit him to a public or private mental institution or institution for persons with mental illness if the court finds, based on psychological or psychiatric evaluation, that the child has a mental disorder, other than an intellectual disability, which has a substantial adverse effect on his ability to function and requires care and treatment in an institution.

            B. This finding shall not be made unless the child is accorded his right to special counsel in accordance with Article 809(C).

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2014, No. 811, §33, eff. June 23, 2014.

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