22.860.11 97th Legislative Session 393
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:
Speaker of the House
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office
this _____ day of _____________,
2022 at ____________M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________, A.D., 2022
Filed ____________, 2022
at _________ o'clock __M.
Secretary of State
Asst. Secretary of State