TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-5
Mental Health Law

SECTION 40.1-5-34


§ 40.1-5-34 Exclusiveness of this chapter.

Where under any provision of any existing law, except in the case of a person held under criminal process, or under process of the family court for an act which would be considered a crime if committed by an adult, any person with mental disability, as defined in this chapter, shall have recourse to or be dealt with as provided in this chapter, exclusively. This section shall prevail notwithstanding the provisions of § 14-1-5(1)(v).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 100, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 40-20-20, Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970; G.L. 1956, § 40.1-5-20; P.L. 1974, ch. 119, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 136.)