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  211.206.  Duties of department of mental health — discharge by department — notice — jurisdiction of court. — 1.  For each child committed to the department of mental health by the juvenile court, the director of the department of mental health, or his designee, shall prepare an individualized treatment or habilitation plan, as defined in chapter 630, within thirty days of the admission for treatment or habilitation.  The status of each child shall be reviewed at least once every thirty days.  Copies of all individualized treatment plans, habilitation plans, and periodic reviews shall be sent to the committing juvenile court.

  2.  The department of mental health shall discharge a child committed to it by the juvenile court pursuant to sections 211.202 and 211.203 if the head of a mental health facility or developmental disability facility, or his designee, determines, in an evaluation or a periodic review, that any of the following conditions are true:

  (1)  A child committed to a mental health facility no longer has a mental disorder other than intellectual disability or developmental disability;

  (2)  A child committed to a developmental disability facility is not intellectually disabled or developmentally disabled;

  (3)  The condition of the child is no longer such that, for the protection of the child or others, the child requires inpatient hospitalization or residential habilitation;

  (4)  The mental health facility or developmental disability facility does not offer a program which best meets the child's needs;

  (5)  The mental health facility or developmental disability facility does not provide the least restrictive environment, as defined in section 630.005, which is consistent with the child's welfare and safety.

  3.  If the committing court specifically retained jurisdiction of the child by the terms of its order committing the child to the department of mental health, notice of the discharge, accompanied by a diagnosis and recommendations for placement of the child, shall be forwarded to the court at least twenty days before such discharge date.  Unless within twenty days of receipt of notice of discharge the juvenile court orders the child to be brought before it for appropriate proceedings, jurisdiction of that court over the child shall terminate at the end of such twenty days.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 2011 H.B. 555 merged with H.B. 648)

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