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Summary:

State hospitals for the developmentally disabled and mentally disordered shall notify parents that their child can be considered for off-site educational programs. Records concerning state hospital patients shall be confidential.

Summary:

Exemptions from Public Records Act disclosure include developmentally disabled conservatee reports and records, developmentally disabled or mentally disordered person as victim of crime in report filed with law enforcement agency, access to information provided by family member of developmentally disabled, access to and release of information about developmentally disabled or mentally disordered person by protection and advocacy agency, confidentiality of records and information of developmentally disabled.

Summary:

Director shall provide at least annual review of physical, mental, social condition of each developmentally disabled person. Records are confidential except by approval of director or court.

Summary:

The regional center shall provide the court with a complete evaluation of the developmentally disabled person for whose protection the appointment is sought. The report shall include person's physical and mental condition. The evaluation report shall not be made part of the public record of the guardianship or conservatorship proceedings and shall be open to inspection only by court personnel, the person who is the subject of the proceeding, his parents, guardian or conservator, the attorneys, others designated by court. The director of Health Services must provide an annual written review of the physical, mental, and social condition of each developmentally disabled person that he has been appointed conservator or guardian of. The records are confidential, but may be available if authorized by the director or the court.

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In a trial to determine the mental competence of a defendant, the court must appoint a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist to examine the defendant. If the defendant is not seeking a finding of mental incompetence, the court shall appoint two psychiatrists or psychologists. The examiners shall evaluate the nature of the defendant's mental disorder, the defendant's ability to understand the nature of the criminal proceedings, and whether antipsychotic medication is medically appropriate to restore the defendant to mental competence. The psychiatrist shall inform the court of the appropriateness of antipsychotics. If the defendant is thought to be developmentally disabled, the court shall order the regional director for the developmentally disabled to examine the defendant. The prosecution and defense may offer evidence as to the defendant's mental competence.

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If a defendant is found mentally incompetent and is developmentally disabled, the trial judgment shall be suspended until the defendant becomes mentally competent. The court clerk shall notify the Department of Justice of any finding of mental incompetence to be included in the defendant's state summary criminal history information, if it is pertaining to a defendant required to register as a sex offender. Before issuing an order to confine a defendant in a residential facility or to place him on outpatient status, the court shall make the regional director evaluate the defendant and submit a recommendation for placement. If the defendant is placed in a residential facility, the following documents shall be provided to the facility: state summary criminal history information, any arrest reports, and records of any finding of mental incompetence.

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If the proposed conservatee is an allegedly developmentally disabled adult, the petition must include the nature and degree of the alleged disability and whether the proposed limited conservatee is or is alleged to be developmentally disabled.

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A person authorized to file a petition for the appointment of a conservator, may file a for the appointment of a limited conservator to consent to the sterilization of a developmentally disabled adult. The petition must allege that the proposed conservatee has a developmental disability and allege the reasons why court-authorized sterilization is necessary.

Summary:

Prior to a hearing on the issue of sterilization, the court shall request the director of the appropriate regional center for the developmentally disabled to prepare a written report which shall be based upon comprehensive medical, psychological and sociosexual evaluations of the individual and other factors in Probate Code 1958. Additionally, the proposed person shall be examined by at least two physicians/ examiners who will prepare a written report containing all relevant aspects of the person's medical, psychological, family, and sociosexual conditions and other factors specified in Probate Code 1958. The contents of these reports are confidential and after a final judgment the contents will be sealed.

Summary:

If a family member or other designated person by the developmentally disabled resident requests and the resident authorizes, the facility shall inform the requester as to the resident's diagnosis, prognosis, medications prescribed, progress, and of any serious illness.

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