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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/769

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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1 ST SESS.-CH. 472-AUG. 4, 1947 chronic alcoholic as authorized by this Act and for the purpose of preparing and administering a program for the rehabilitation of alco- holics and the promotion of temperance through teaching and training of professional personnel and use through community organization. SEC. 4 . In any criminal case, brought to trial before the Municipal suspension of pro- Court for the District of Columbia, in which the evidence indicates ceedingR. criminal that the defendant is a chronic alcoholic within the meaning of sec- tion 2 above, the judge may suspend the proceedings in the case and order that a hearing be held, upon sufficient notice, to determine whether the defendant is a chronic alcoholic. The hearing shall be conducted by the judge without a jury, unless the defendant requests a jury. The defendant shall be entitled to representation at the hear- ing by an attorney of his own choice, and if the defendant does not select an attorney, the court shall appoint an attorney to represent the defendant. If, after the hearing, the judge, or the jury, as the case may be, determines that the defendant is a chronic alcoholic, the court may order that he be committed to the clinic for diagnosis, classification, and treatment as his condition may require, provided the term of commitment shall not exceed ninety days. SEC. 5 . The director of the clinic shall provide a classification and Classification and diagnostic center. Every person committed to the clinic shall first dtr. be sent to this classification and diagnostic center for observation, examination, and classification. The classification center shall make a complete study of each person committed, including mental and physical condition, personal traits, pertinent circumstances of school and family life, and any delinquency, criminal experience, or other factors contributing to his addiction to alcohol. SEC. 6. (a) The director may then recommend to the committing Itecommendationto judge that the person committed (1) be permitted to remain atomttjudge liberty conditionally and under supervision, or (2) be placed in an appropriate agency, hospital, institution in the District of Columbia for treatment as a chronic alcoholic, or (3) be returned to the court from which he was committed for trial upon the original offense charged or for such action as the court may deem proper. The court may thereupon, in its discretion, issue such orders as it deems necessary and proper in the case. (b) The Attorney General of the United States may, in order to ,Ntliorled repro- ohctttixe of Atormoy carry out the purposes of this Act, designate the dirtector of the clinic i., ,' ,n ra. as his authorized representative under section 11 of the Act, entitled "An Act to establish a Board of Indeterminate Sentence and Parole for the District of Columbia and to determine its functions, and for other purposes", approved July 15, 1932, as amended (D. C . Code, 4;.tt. 24. 1940 edition, sec. 24-425). SEC. 7. At the expiration of the term of commitment the chronic Eopiraton of term alcoholic must be discharged, unless the director of the clinic recom- mends to the court prior to the expiration of the term of commit- ment that he is in need of additional treatment in an appropriate hospital or institution, in which event the court will conduct a second hearing, in the same manner and upon the same conditions as provided in section 4 for the first hearing, as to his condition, and may order the chronic alcoholic recommitted for an additional period of ninety days or less as his condition requires.ndersuper- SEC. 8. A chronic alcoholic committed to the clinic and who is per- Relesun probation mitted to remain at liberty or conditionally released shall be under the office. supervision of the probation office of the court in which he was com- mitted, or the clinic, or such other agency, public or private, as the court may determine. SEC. 9. No chronic alcoholic shall be committed to a clinic, agency, tetfsciitie, et hospital, or institution under the terms of this Act until the District 745