Current as of: 2009
A. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall develop and implement a system to notify citizens when a senior citizen or person with a developmental disability is determined to be missing and that an alert is to be issued to the community to assist law enforcement officials in locating the missing senior citizen or person with a developmental disability.
B. A notification system developed under the provisions of this Chapter shall include, but not be limited to, the following items:
(1) Procedures to determine that the senior citizen or person with a developmental disability is truly missing.
(2) Procedures for notifying the general public of the fact that a senior citizen or person with a developmental disability is missing and the type of notification to be utilized to inform the general public.
(3) Whether the circumstances of the person deemed missing are aggravated due to the age of the person or a life threatening medical condition or situation which requires the person to take life-sustaining medication.
(4) Coordinate with and encourage the private sector to participate in secondary distribution, including the creation and distribution of flyers, electronic mail, and text messaging of the missing senior citizen or person with a developmental disability.
C. The alert shall be cancelled upon notification that the missing person has been found or at the end of the notification period, whichever occurs first. A local law enforcement agency that locates a missing person who is the subject of an alert shall notify the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or its designee, as soon as possible that the missing person has been located.
D. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall promulgate rules and regulations, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, to implement the provisions of this Chapter.
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