Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–4006. Duties of the Department of Mental Health.

(a) The Agency shall have the authority to notify the Department of Mental Health in writing of those sex offenders in the custody or under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health who are required to register pursuant to this chapter.

(b) With respect to sex offenders for whom notice has been given pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Department of Mental Health shall inform the Agency when a sex offender:

(1) Is first granted unaccompanied access to the hospital grounds or is placed on convalescent leave;

(2) If first conditionally or unconditionally released; or

(3) Is on unauthorized leave.

(c) The information provided to the Agency by the Department of Mental Health shall include:

(1) The name of and other identifying information about a sex offender, including a physical description and photograph, if available;

(2) The action taken under subsection (b) of this section;

(3) The date on which the action was taken;

(4) To the extent known, the address at which the sex offender is living or intends to live, works or intends to work, or attends school or intends to attend school; and

(5) Administrative information that may assist the Agency or the Metropolitan Police Department in locating the sex offender.

(d) The Agency and the Metropolitan Police Department are authorized to make further disclosures of the information provided by the Department of Mental Health pursuant to this section as necessary to ensure compliance with this chapter and to prosecute violations of this chapter.