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  630.615.  Program standards to be considered — prior to placement. — Before placing any client in a particular residential facility or day program, the department shall consider each of the following criteria:

  (1)  The best interests of the patient or resident;

  (2)  Except as provided in subdivision (5) of this section, the least restrictive environment for providing care and treatment consistent with the needs and conditions of the patient or resident;

  (3)  The ability to provide to the patient or resident that individual degree of care and treatment which is required for that patient or resident and which is of comparable quality to the existing care and treatment based upon investigation of the alternative place and its program of care and treatment;

  (4)  The relationship of the patient or resident to his family, guardian or friends, so as to maintain relationships and encourage visits beneficial to the patient or resident;

  (5)  Whether the facility will provide the security necessary to protect the public safety and any crime victim or other witnesses if the client was committed to the department of mental health pursuant to chapter 552, based on an accepted plea of not guilty by reason of a mental disease or defect excluding responsibility or an acquittal on that basis as provided in section 552.030 for a dangerous felony as defined in section 556.061, or a violation of section 565.020 or 566.040, or an attempt to commit one of the preceding crimes.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1996 S.B. 884 & 841)


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