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  630.127.  Notification protocols — rulemaking authority. — 1.  The department of mental health shall develop rules, guidelines, and protocols for an initial notification to a parent or guardian of a patient, resident, or client when first entering the care and custody of the department, or when first entering a facility licensed, certified, or funded by the department.  Such notification shall notify the parent or guardian, or a consumer who is his or her own guardian, of the possibility of a person being placed in the facility with the patient, resident, or client who falls in one of the following categories:

  (1)  Individuals who are required to register as a sexual offender, under sections 589.400 to 589.425; or

  (2)  Individuals who have been determined to lack capacity to understand the proceedings against him or her or to assist in his or her own defense under section 552.020 for offenses the person would have otherwise been required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425.

  2.  Such rules, guidelines and protocols developed under subsection 1 of this section shall include the process and mechanisms for assessing risk, for planning and providing care and safety, and for the provision of services and supports necessary to mitigate risk for persons residing in a state facility or facility licensed, certified, or funded by the department.  Such protocols shall also provide a mechanism for the parent or guardian, or the consumer who is his or her own guardian, to raise any concerns and to seek consultation about the placement.

  3.  The department of mental health shall develop rules, guidelines, and protocols for notifying a parent or guardian of a patient, resident, or client, or a consumer who is his or her own guardian, residing in a state facility or facility licensed, certified, or funded by the department that a person required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 is residing in or has been placed in the same state facility, or facility licensed, certified, or funded by the department as the patient, resident, or client.  Such protocols shall provide a mechanism for the parent or guardian, or the consumer who is his or her own guardian, to raise any concerns and to seek consultation prior to placement of the person required to register as a sexual offender.

  4.  The department of mental health shall develop rules, guidelines, and protocols to obtain consent from the parent or guardian of a patient, resident, or client, or a consumer who is his or her own guardian and who falls under the category in subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section to disclose his or her name and criminal charges to other parents or guardians of a patient, resident, or client, or to a consumer who is his or her own guardian residing in the same facility.  Such request for disclosure shall inform all parties of the steps to be taken in the event consent to disclose is given or denied.  Refusal to grant consent under this subsection by a parent or guardian of a patient, resident, or client, or a consumer who is his or her own guardian, of a facility licensed, certified, or funded by the department shall not prevent placement.

  5.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 3)


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