(a) An acquitted person, the head of the facility to which the acquitted person is committed, the person responsible for providing the outpatient or community-based treatment and supervision, or the state may request that the court discharge an acquitted person from inpatient commitment or outpatient or community-based treatment and supervision.
(b) Not later than the 14th day after the date of the request, the court shall hold a hearing on a request made by the head of the facility to which the acquitted person is committed or the person responsible for providing the outpatient or community-based treatment and supervision.
(c) If a request is made by an acquitted person, the court must act on the request not later than the 14th day after the date of the request. A hearing under this subsection is at the discretion of the court, except that the court shall hold a hearing if the request and any accompanying material indicate that modification of the order may be appropriate.
(d) If a request is made by an acquitted person not later than the 90th day after the date of a hearing on a previous request, the court is not required to act on the request except on the expiration of the order or on the expiration of the 90-day period following the date of the hearing on the previous request.
(e) The court shall rule on the request during or shortly after any hearing that is held and in any case not later than the 14th day after the date of the request.
(f) The court shall discharge the acquitted person from all court-ordered commitment and treatment and supervision and terminate the court’s jurisdiction over the person if the court finds that the acquitted person has established by a preponderance of the evidence that:
(1) the acquitted person does not have a severe mental illness or mental retardation; or
(2) the acquitted person is not likely to cause serious harm to another because of any severe mental illness or mental retardation.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 831 (S.B. 837), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
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