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PART 47. MENTAL HEALTH PARTS

§ 47.1 Mental Health Parts

(a) The Chief Administrator of the Courts, following consultation with and agreement of the Presiding Justice of the appropriate Appellate Division, may establish Superior Court Mental Health Parts in Supreme Court or County Court in any county. A Superior Court Mental Health Part shall have as its purpose the hearing and determination of criminal actions or proceedings in the county that are appropriate for disposition by a Mental Health Part.

(b) The Chief Administrator of the Courts, following consultation with and agreement of the Presiding Justice of the appropriate Appellate Division, may establish Local Court Mental Health Parts in a City or District Court or a Town or Village Justice Court in any county. A Local Court Mental Health Part shall have as its purpose the hearing and determination of criminal actions or proceedings in the courts of the county that are appropriate for disposition by a Mental Health Part.

(c) The Chief Administrator, upon consultation with the Administrative Board of the Courts, shall promulgate rules to regulate operation of Mental Heath Parts and to authorize transfer to the Parts, for disposition, of any eligible actions or proceedings pending in another court in the same county.

Historical Note:
Added Part 47 on Mar. 20, 2012
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