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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Applications for new commitments for mentally ill, developmentally disabled or sexually dangerous persons

Section 14. Whenever the department finds that any person committed to it is mentally ill, within the meaning of chapter one hundred and twenty-three, developmentally disabled or a sexually dangerous person, within the meaning of chapter one hundred and twenty-three A, or a potential psychotic as defined and determined by the assistant commissioner of the bureau of clinical services, the department may make application to the proper court for a new commitment to the appropriate agency in accordance with law.