Texas Code of Criminal Procedure - Article 46C.260. Transfer Of Committed Person To Nonsecure Facility
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Art. 46C.260. TRANSFER OF COMMITTED PERSON TO NONSECURE
FACILITY. (a) A person committed to a facility under this
subchapter shall be committed to the maximum security unit of any
facility designated by the department.
(b) A person committed under this subchapter shall be
transferred to the maximum security unit immediately on the entry
of the order of commitment.
(c) Unless the person is determined to be manifestly
dangerous by a review board within the department, not later than
the 60th day following the date of the person's arrival at the
maximum security unit the person shall be transferred to a
nonsecure unit of a facility designated by the department or the
Department of Aging and Disability Services, as appropriate.
(d) The commissioner shall appoint a review board of five
members, including one psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine
in this state and two persons who work directly with persons with
mental illnesses or with mental retardation, to determine whether
the person is manifestly dangerous and, as a result of the danger
the person presents, requires continued placement in a maximum
(e) If the head of the facility at which the maximum
security unit is located disagrees with the determination, then the
matter shall be referred to the commissioner. The commissioner
shall decide whether the person is manifestly dangerous.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 831, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007