Nebraska Revised Statute 83-223

Chapter 83


Order of commitment where mentally handicapped person is an inmate in a state institution.

Where the person named in the petition for commitment is a resident, patient, or inmate of a state institution, the court may commit the person to the care and custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. The department may, in its discretion, detain the resident, patient, or inmate in the institution in which he or she is a resident, patient, or inmate at the time of the hearing, subject to the rules of that institution, or may transfer him or her to the Beatrice State Developmental Center.


  • Laws 1921, c. 241, § 3, p. 844;
  • C.S.1922, § 6881;
  • C.S.1929, § 83-404;
  • R.S.1943, § 83-223;
  • Laws 1967, c. 251, § 9, p. 666;
  • Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 938.