45.1020 Children committed to the bureau-Transfers.

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(a) The Bureau may transfer any child committed under 45.0350 among the facilities established under 45.1001; except that before child is transferred, he is examined and evaluated, and the evaluation is reviewed by the bureau before it approves the transfer.

(b) When the Bureau finds that the welfare and protection of a child or of others requires the child’s immediate transfer to another facility, it makes the transfer prior to having the child examined and evaluated.

(c) (1) Any child committed under 45.0350 may be transferred temporarily to any Territorial facility of the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center for the purposes of diagnosis evaluation or emergency treatment. The period of temporary transfer shall not exceed 60 days.

(2) When the Bureau determines that a child committed under 45.0350 requires transfer of more than 60 days to a facility for the mentally ill or developmentally disabled, it transfers the child to the appropriate facility and immediately petitions the Court for a commitment to the facility in which the child has been placed.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.

Research Guide: CRS 19-8-104.