30. A court may not authorize confinement in an institution following a psychiatric assessment unless both psychiatric examination reports conclude that confinement is necessary.
A judgment authorizing confinement must also set the duration of confinement.
However, the person under confinement must be released as soon as confinement is no longer justified, even if the set period of confinement has not elapsed.
1991, c. 64, a. 30; 1997, c. 75, s. 33.