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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Chapter 632

Effective - 28 Aug 1985 bottom

  632.310.  Facilities to accept certain applicants — evaluation to follow — transportation back to place of residence. — 1.  Whenever a court has authorized the initial detention and evaluation of a respondent pursuant to subsection 2 of section 632.305, or whenever a mental health coordinator submits an application for initial detention and evaluation pursuant to subsection 3 of section 632.305, or whenever a licensed physician, a registered professional nurse designated by the facility and approved by the department, or a mental health professional submits an application for initial detention and evaluation pursuant to subsection 4 of section 632.305, a public mental health facility shall, and a private mental health facility may immediately accept such application and the respondent on a provisional basis, and the facility shall then evaluate the respondent's condition and admit him for treatment or release him in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

  2.  Whenever a peace officer applies for initial detention and evaluation pursuant to subsection 3 of section 632.305, the mental health facility may, but is not required to, accept the application and the respondent.  If the facility accepts the application and the respondent, the facility shall evaluate the respondent's condition and admit him for treatment or release him in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

  3.  If the respondent is not accepted for admission by a facility providing ninety-six-hour evaluation and treatment, the facility shall immediately furnish transportation, if not otherwise available, to return the respondent to his place of residence or other appropriate place; provided, that in the case of a person transported to the facility by a peace officer or other governmental agency, such peace officer or agency shall furnish or arrange for such transportation.

  4.  The department may require, pursuant to an affiliation agreement and contract with a community-based service certified by the department to serve the catchment area where a respondent whose mental disorder consists of alcohol or drug abuse resides, that the service immediately accept the application and respondent engaging in alcohol or drug abuse on a provisional basis and that the service then evaluate such respondent's condition and admit him for treatment for up to ninety-six hours, petition for further detention and treatment, or release him in accordance with the provisions of chapter 631.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1565, A.L. 1985 S.B. 265)


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