|(a) Offender with mental impairment means an offender
with an illness, disease, or condition, other than epilepsy, dementia,
substance abuse, or intellectual disability, that either substantially
impairs a person's thoughts, perception of reality, emotional process,
or judgement, or grossly impairs a person's behaviors as demonstrated
by recent disturbed behavior.
(b) Community supervision and corrections department
directors shall develop and implement policies and procedures for
the effective supervision of offenders with mental impairment. Policies
and procedures shall address at least the following and any other
requirements imposed by special grant conditions:
(1) contact standards;
(2) treatment referral process within and outside of
(3) coordination of services with treatment providers;
(4) treatment participation requirements;
(5) recommendations for modified conditions of supervision
based on an offender's progress, risk factors, or ability to comply;
(6) caseload size; and
(7) violation procedures.
(c) Community supervision officers shall coordinate
services with agencies within and outside the criminal justice system
to address the needs of the offender with mental impairment.
(d) Departments closing or transferring out of county
supervision of an offender with mental impairment shall complete a
supervision summary within 14 days and forward the summary and all
other pertinent treatment information to the criminal justice agency
that assumes supervision of the offender.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §163.36 adopted to be effective April 17, 2003, 28 TexReg 3066; amended to be effective February 12, 2008, 33 TexReg 1120; amended to be effective February 28, 2019, 44 TexReg 867