§ 21-28.2-15. Chapter inapplicable in criminal cases.
The provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable with respect to any person against whom there is pending a criminal charge, whether by indictment or by information, which has not been fully determined or who is on probation or whose sentence following conviction on that charge, including any time on parole or mandatory release, has not been fully served, except that:
(1) This provision shall be applicable to any person on probation, parole, or mandatory release if the authority authorized to require that person's return to custody consents to his or her commitment;
(2) This provision shall be applicable to any person who is before a judge or justice on any criminal charge, only if the judge or justice finds reasonable grounds to believe that the person is a narcotic addict. If the judge or justice finds such reasonable grounds he or she shall inform the director of health of this finding and the director of health shall then proceed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 163, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 542, § 40.)