631.155.  Custody ordered to director of department, duty of placement. — Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, whenever a court orders a person detained for involuntary treatment or rehabilitation in an alcohol or drug abuse facility operated by the department, or such a facility affiliated and under contract with the department to serve the service area involved, the order of detention shall be to the custody of the director of the department, who shall determine where detention for involuntary treatment and rehabilitation shall take place in the least restricted environment.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 631.155

  • Alcohol or drug abuse facility: a place providing treatment and rehabilitation to persons engaged in alcohol or drug abuse, or both, which is recognized as such a place by the department of mental health. See Missouri Laws 631.005
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020