2007 WISCONSIN ACT 140
An Act to repeal 51.13 (4) (g) 4.; and
to amend 51.13 (4) (g) (intro.) of the statutes; relating to: approval of a court order for a minor's placement in or transfer to an inpatient facility (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Health and Family Services).
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
51.13 (4) (g) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
51.13 (4) (g) (intro.) If the court finds, under a hearing under par. (d), that the minor is in need of psychiatric services or services for developmental disability, alcoholism, or drug abuse in an inpatient facility, that the inpatient facility to which the minor is admitted offers therapy or treatment that is appropriate for the minor's needs and that is the least restrictive therapy or treatment consistent with the minor's needs, the court shall permit admission. If the court finds that the therapy or treatment in the inpatient facility to which the minor is admitted is not appropriate or is not the least restrictive therapy or treatment consistent with the minor's needs, the court may order placement in or transfer to another more appropriate or less restrictive inpatient facility, except that the placement in or transfer to the northern or southern centers for the developmentally disabled of a minor shall first be if the placement or transfer is first approved by all of the following, except that placement in or transfer to a center for the developmentally disabled shall first be approved by all of the following and the department:
51.13 (4) (g) 4. of the statutes is repealed.