Sec. B-1. 34-A MRSA §3069, sub-§1, as amended by PL 1991, c. 314, §57, is further amended to read:
1. Involuntary. When
the chief administrative officer an inmate of a correctional or detention facility believes that any person in the facility is mentally ill, requires hospitalization and meets requirements for admission has been determined by a competent medical authority to require inpatient treatment for mental illness, the chief administrative officer of that facility shall make application in accordance with Title 34-B, section 3863.
A. Any person with respect to whom an application and certification under Title 34-B, section 3863 are made may be admitted to either state mental health institute.
B. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this section, Title 34-B, chapter 3, subchapter IV, Article III, is applicable to the person as if the admission of the person were applied for under Title 34-B, section 3863.
C. A copy of the document by which the person is held in the facility must accompany the application for admission.
D. If the sentence being served at the time of admission has not expired or commitment has not been terminated in accordance with law at the time the person is ready for discharge from hospitalization, the person must be returned by the appropriate officers of the correctional or detention facility.
E. Admission to a hospital under this section has no effect upon a sentence then being served or a commitment then in effect. The sentence continues to run and the commitment remains in force, unless terminated in accordance with law.
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