13.1508 Release.

The physician in charge of places designated for the treatment of mentally ill or deficient persons may be any time and without the necessity of a review hearing release the person with termination of commitment when in his judgment the specific cause for commitment no longer exists, with exception: if the person is being held on order of a Court having criminal jurisdiction in a proceeding arising out of a criminal offense, he may not be released.

History: 1980, PL 16-73 § 8.