Each person committed to a hospital or other facility or conditionally released pursuant
to this chapter shall have a current examination of his or her mental condition made
by one or more experts or professional persons at least once every six months. The person may retain, or if the person is indigent and so requests, the court may
appoint a qualified expert or professional person to examine him or her, and such
expert or professional person shall have access to all hospital records concerning
the person. In the case of a committed or conditionally released person who is developmentally
disabled, the expert shall be a developmental disabilities professional. The secretary, upon receipt of the periodic report, shall provide written notice to
the court of commitment of compliance with the requirements of this section.
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