Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–1303.10. Discharge from residential care. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-137, § 310, 25 DCR 5094; Oct. 17, 2002, D.C. Law 14-199, § 2(f), 49 DCR 7647; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 17(m), 59 DCR 5567; May 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-93, § 201(c)(11), 65 DCR 2823.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-1930.

1973 Ed., § 6-1663.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 14-199 rewrote the section which had read as follows: “§ 7-1303.10. Discharge from residential care. ‘The Director shall discharge any resident admitted or committed pursuant to this subchapter if, in the judgment of the Chief Program Director, the results of a comprehensive evaluation, which shall be performed at least annually, indicate that residential care is no longer advisable. If the resident, the resident’s parent or guardian, the resident’s counsel, or the mental retardation advocate objects to the discharge, he or she may file a petition with the Court requesting a hearing in accordance with the procedures set forth in subchapter IV of this chapter. The resident shall not be discharged prior to the hearing.’ ”

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-169 substituted “intellectual disability” for “mental retardation” in the second sentence of (a); and substituted “advocate for a person with an intellectual disability” for “mental retardation advocate” in the first and second sentences of (b).

Applicability

Section 401 of D.C. Law 22-93 provided that the amendments made to this section by Law 22-93 shall apply 90 days after May 5, 2018.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of Civil Commitment of Citizens with Mental Retardation Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-383, June 12, 2002, 49 DCR 5701).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of Civil Commitment of Citizens with Mental Retardation Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-454, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8096).

Editor's Notes

Section 35 of D.C. Law 19-169 provided that no provision of the act shall impair any right or obligation existing under law.