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Chapter 199

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  199.200.  Procedure in circuit court — duties of local prosecuting officers — costs — emergency temporary commitment, procedures. — 1.  Upon filing of the petition, the court shall set the matter down for a hearing either during term time or in vacation, which time shall be not less than five days nor more than fifteen days subsequent to filing.  A copy of the petition together with summons stating the time and place of hearing shall be served upon the person three days or more prior to the time set for the hearing.  Any X-ray picture and report of any written report relating to sputum examinations certified by the department of health and senior services or local public health authority shall be admissible in evidence without the necessity of the personal testimony of the person or persons making the examination and report.

  2.  The prosecuting attorney or the city attorney shall act as legal counsel for their respective local public health authorities in this proceeding and such authority is hereby granted.  The court shall appoint legal counsel for the individual named in the petition if requested to do so if such individual is unable to employ counsel.

  3.  All court costs incurred in proceedings under sections 199.170 to 199.350, including examinations required by order of the court but excluding examinations procured by the person named in the petition, shall be borne by the county in which the proceedings are brought.

  4.  Summons shall be served by the sheriff of the county in which proceedings under sections 199.170 to 199.350 are initiated and return thereof shall be made as in other civil cases.

  5.  Upon the filing of an ex parte petition for emergency temporary commitment pursuant to subsection 3 of section 199.180, the court shall hear the matter within ninety-six hours of such filing.  The local public health authority shall have the authority to detain the individual named in the petition pending the court's ruling on the ex parte petition for emergency temporary commitment.  If the petition is granted, the individual named in the petition shall be confined in a facility designated by the department of health and senior services in accordance with section 199.230 until a full hearing pursuant to subsections 1 to 4 of this section is held.


(L. 1961 p. 518 § 3, A.L. 2001 S.B. 266, A.L. 2010 S.B. 1007, A.L. 2013 S.B. 197)

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