Food And Drugs
Drug Abuse Control
§ 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.)