22.860.11 97th Legislative Session 393

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1282

ENROLLED

An Act

ENTITLED An Act to allow inpatient psychiatric facility placement alternatives for certain patients.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 27A-15-3 be AMENDED:

27A-15-3. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a minor, whether admitted by a parent or involuntarily committed, may not be placed with adult patients, if the inpatient psychiatric facility maintains a separate unit for minors.

A minor may be admitted or committed to a facility that does not maintain a separate unit for minors, only for acute treatment and evaluation and only for a period not to exceed seven working days. The facility shall provide separate sleeping quarters and separate day areas in which adult patients are not permitted.

A patient who does not meet the definition of a minor, as set forth in § 27A-15-1, but is less than nineteen years of age, may be placed in a separate unit with minors if the patient:

(1) Is enrolled in a high school or pursuing high school equivalency; and

(2) Consents to the placement.

The facility shall provide a separate evaluation program for which specific guidelines must be approved by the Department of Health.

An Act to allow inpatient psychiatric facility placement alternatives for certain patients.

I certify that the attached Act originated in the:

House as Bill No. 1282

Chief Clerk

Speaker of the House

Attest:

Chief Clerk

President of the Senate

Attest:

Secretary of the Senate

House Bill No. 1282

File No. ____

Chapter No. ______

Received at this Executive Office

this _____ day of _____________,

2022 at ____________M.

By

for the Governor

The attached Act is hereby

approved this ________ day of

______________, A.D., 2022

Governor

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,

ss.

Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________, 2022

at _________ o'clock __M.

Secretary of State

By

Asst. Secretary of State