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  631.165.  Transfer of patient to a mental health facility, when, procedure. — If the head of the alcohol or drug abuse facility finds that a person who is detained for treatment and rehabilitation is presenting a likelihood of serious harm as a result of mental disorder other than alcohol or drug abuse, or both, the head of the facility shall arrange for the transfer of the person to a mental health facility through a mental health coordinator, or through a licensed physician, registered professional nurse, qualified counselor or mental health professional designated by the mental health facility.  The person may be detained for up to ninety-six hours for evaluation and treatment, under the procedures of sections 632.310, 632.315, 632.320 and 632.325, before filing a petition for further detention under sections 632.330 and 632.335.

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(L. 1985 S.B. 265, A.L. 1989 S.B. 215 & 58, A.L. 1996 S.B. 884 & 841)


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