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The DC Code: § 7-1303.06 Petition for commitment of individual under 14 years of age filed by parent or guardian.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
A parent or guardian may file a written petition with the Court to have an individual under 14 years of age who is or is believed to have an intellectual disability committed to a facility. The Court shall promptly conduct a hearing in accordance with the procedures set forth in subchapter IV of this chapter to determine whether the Court shall order the commitment. The Court shall order such commitment only if it determines beyond a reasonable doubt that:
1
Based on a comprehensive evaluation of the individual performed within one year prior to the hearing, the individual has at least a moderate intellectual disability and requires habilitation;
2
Commitment to a facility is necessary in order for the individual to receive the habilitation indicated by the individual habilitation plan required under § 7-1304.03;
3
The facility to which commitment is sought, its sponsoring agency, or the Department on Disability Services is capable of providing the required habilitation; and
4
Commitment to that facility would be the least restrictive means of providing the habilitation.
b
The facility, its sponsoring agency, or the Department on Disability Services shall provide a written statement to the Court, before commitment to the facility is ordered, that the habilitation indicated by the individual's habilitation plan will be implemented.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1926. 1973 Ed., § 6-1659. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-264, in subsecs. (a)(3) and (b), substituted "Department on Disability Services" for "Department of Human Services". D.C. Law 19-169, in the lead-in language of subsec. (a), substituted "have an intellectual disability" for "be mentally retarded"; and, in subsec. (a), substituted "the individual has at least a moderate intellectual disability" for "the individual is at least moderately mentally retarded". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 505(f) of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 1652). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 505(f) of the Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Emergency Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-389, December 29, 1994, 42 DCR 197). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 301(e) of Developmental Disabilities Services Management Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-672, December 28, 2006, 54 DCR 1155). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-137, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1301.02. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-52, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1301.02. For Law 16-264, see notes following § 7-1301.03. For history of Law 19-169, see notes under § 7-761.02. DC CODE § 7-1303.06 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-137, § 306, 25 DCR 5094; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 506(f), 42 DCR 3684; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-264, § 301(e), 54 DCR 818; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 17(j), 59 DCR 5567.)