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22-3431. Commitment to certain institutions as a result of mental examination and report after conviction and prior to sentence; disposition upon completion of treatment; notice and hearing; victim notification. (a) Whenever it appears to the chief medical officer of the institution to which a defendant has been committed under K.S.A. 22-3430, and amendments thereto, that the defendant will not be improved by further detention in such institution, the chief medical officer shall give written notice thereof to the district court where the defendant was convicted. Such notice shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Identification of the patient; (2) the course of treatment; (3) a current assessment of the defendant's psychiatric condition; (4) recommendations for future treatment, if any; and (5) recommendations regarding discharge, if any.

(b) Upon receiving such notice, the district court shall order that a hearing be held. The court shall give notice of the hearing to: (1) The state hospital or state security hospital where the defendant is under commitment; (2) the district or county attorney of the county from which the defendant was originally committed; (3) the defendant; and (4) the defendant's attorney. The county or district attorney shall provide victim notification. The court shall inform the defendant that such defendant is entitled to counsel and that counsel will be appointed to represent the defendant if the defendant is not financially able to employ an attorney as provided in K.S.A. 22-4503 et seq., and amendments thereto. The hearing shall be held within 30 days after the receipt by the court of the chief medical officer's notice.

(c) At the hearing, the defendant shall be sentenced, committed, granted probation, assigned to a community correctional services program, as provided by K.S.A. 75-5291, and amendments thereto, or discharged as the court deems best under the circumstance. The county or district attorney shall notify any victims of the outcome of the hearing. The time spent in a state or local institution pursuant to a commitment under K.S.A. 22-3430, and amendments thereto, shall be credited against any sentence, confinement or imprisonment imposed on the defendant.

History: L. 1970, ch. 129, § 22-3431; L. 1971, ch. 114, § 8; L. 1986, ch. 123, § 22; L. 1993, ch. 247, § 5; L. 2000, ch. 182, § 7; L. 2010, ch. 61, § 7; L. 2014, ch. 5, § 6; July 1.


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