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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Chapter 633

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  633.125.  Discharge from facility, when — may be denied, procedure thereafter — referral to regional center for placement, when. — 1.  A resident admitted to a developmental disability facility pursuant to section 633.120 shall be discharged immediately when the person who applied for his admission requests the release orally, in writing or otherwise from the head of the developmental disability facility; except, that if the head of the developmental disability facility regards the resident as presenting a likelihood of serious harm to himself or others, the head of the facility may initiate involuntary detention procedures pursuant to chapter 632, if appropriate, or any individual, including the head of the facility or the mental health coordinator may initiate guardianship proceedings and, if appropriate, obtain an emergency commitment order pursuant to chapter 475.

  2.  A resident shall be discharged from a department developmental disability facility if it is determined in a comprehensive evaluation or periodic review that the person is not intellectually disabled or developmentally disabled, and if the resident, parent, if a minor, or guardian consents to the discharge.  If consent is not obtained, the head of the facility shall initiate appeal proceedings under section 633.135, before a resident can be discharged.

  3.  A resident shall either be discharged from a department developmental disability facility or shall be referred to a regional center for placement in a least restrictive environment pursuant to section 630.610, if it is determined in a comprehensive evaluation or periodic review that the following criteria exist:

  (1)  The resident's condition is not of such a nature that for the protection or adequate care of the resident or others the resident needs department residential habilitation or other services;

  (2)  The developmental disability facility does not offer a program which best meets the resident's needs; or

  (3)  The developmental disability facility does not provide the least restrictive environment feasible.  A resident may not be discharged without his consent or the consent of his parent, if he is a minor, or guardian unless proceedings have been completed under section 633.135.

  4.  After a resident's discharge pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, the resident shall be referred to an appropriate regional center for assistance in obtaining any necessary services.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1996 S.B. 884 & 841, A.L. 2011 H.B. 555 merged with H.B. 648)


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