Treatment in federal facilities
(1)If a person is certified pursuant to this article 65 and is eligible for hospital care or treatment by an agency of the United States, and if a certificate of notification from the agency showing that facilities are available and that the person is eligible for care or treatment is received, the court may order the person to be placed in the custody of the agency for hospitalization. When any person is admitted pursuant to an order of court to any hospital or institution operated by any agency of the United States within or outside this state, the person is subject to the rules and regulations of the agency. The chief officer of any hospital or institution operated by an agency in which the person is so hospitalized shall, with respect to the person, be vested with the same powers as the chief officer of the Colorado mental health institute at Pueblo with respect to detention, custody, transfer, conditional release, or discharge of patients. Jurisdiction is retained in the appropriate courts of this state to inquire into the mental condition of a person so hospitalized and to determine the necessity for continuance of the person’s hospitalization.
(2)An order of a court of competent jurisdiction of another state, territory, or the District of Columbia authorizing hospitalization of a person to any agency of the United States has the same effect as to the person while in this state as in the jurisdiction in which the court entering the order is situated; the courts of the state or district issuing the order retain jurisdiction of the person so hospitalized for the purpose of inquiring into the person’s mental condition and for determining the necessity for continuance of the person’s hospitalization. Consent is given to the application of the law of the state or district in which the court issuing the order for hospitalization is located, with respect to the authority of the chief officer of any hospital or institution operated in this state by any agency of the United States to retain custody, transfer, conditionally release, or discharge the person hospitalized.
Section 27-65-125 — Treatment in federal facilities,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-27.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).