§21-28.2-17  Care, custody, and supervision of narcotic addicts. –

Published: 2015

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Food And Drugs

CHAPTER 21-28.2

Drug Abuse Control

SECTION 21-28.2-17

   § 21-28.2-17  Care, custody, and

supervision of narcotic addicts. –

(a) The department shall establish regulations and standards for custody,

release, aftercare, and aftercare supervision of narcotic addicts who have been

certified to its care and custody pursuant to any provision of this chapter.

   (b) A person who has been certified to the care and custody

of the department pursuant to any provision of this chapter who, while confined

in any facility, escapes from the facility, or who either fails to report as

required or who absconds from aftercare supervision shall be declared

delinquent by the department as of the date of escape, failure to report, or

abscondence. The declaration of delinquency shall interrupt the period of the

commitment as of the date of delinquency and the interruption shall continue

until the return of the person to the facility from which he or she escaped or

until his or her return to the authorized supervision of the department.

   (c) The department shall have the power to issue a warrant

for the arrest of a person declared delinquent by it. A warrant issued pursuant

to this subsection shall be directed to any police officer in the state for

execution. The warrant shall constitute sufficient authority to hold in

temporary custody the person retaken pursuant to it until the time as the

person can be returned to the department and no order of commitment shall be

necessary for it.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1970, ch. 163, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 242, § 1.)