Probate Practice and Procedure

Veterans' Guardianships

SECTION 33-16-27

§ 33-16-27. Powers of federal agencies over persons committed – Retention of jurisdiction by court.

Upon commitment, a person, when admitted to any facility operated by any federal agency within or outside of this state, shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the veterans administration or other agency. The chief officer of any facility of the veterans administration or institution operated by any other agency of the United States to which the person is committed shall with respect to that person be vested with the same powers as superintendents of state hospitals for mental diseases within this state with respect to retention of custody, transfer, parole or discharge. Jurisdiction is retained in the committing or other appropriate court of this state at any time to inquire into the mental condition of the person so committed, and to determine the necessity for continuance of his or her restraint, and all commitments pursuant to this chapter are so conditioned.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1946, ch. 1711, § 18; G.L. 1956, § 33-16-27.)