Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. Treatment of the Seriously Mentally Ill

Option For Diversion From Involuntary Commitment To Montana State Hospital

53-21-199. Option for diversion from involuntary commitment to Montana state hospital. (1) Subject to subsection (3), a person with a mental disorder who is detained under 53-21-120(4) may, upon meeting the requirements in 50-5-226(5), request diversion to a category D assisted living facility.

(2) If a court, after obtaining the results of an examination as provided in 53-21-123, finds that a short-term inpatient treatment is inappropriate for a person who otherwise is eligible for involuntary commitment to the Montana state hospital, the court may initiate the process necessary to determine eligibility for residency in a category D assisted living facility.

(3) For a person to be eligible for diversion from the Montana state hospital to a category D assisted living facility, a court determination and an examination under 53-21-123 must indicate that the person:

(a) is not suffering acute psychosis;

(b) is experiencing behavioral patterns that may make the person a danger to self or others;

(c) is dependent on assistance for two or more activities of daily living; and

(d) is more likely to benefit from being in a category D assisted living facility than in the Montana mental health nursing care center or the Montana state hospital.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 402, L. 2017; Sec. 50-5-224, MCA 2019; redes. 53-21-199 by Code Commissioner, 2019.