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Sec. 572.002: Admission

The facility administrator or the administrator's authorized, qualified designee may admit a person for whom a proper request for voluntary inpatient or outpatient services is filed if the administrator or the designee determines:

(1) from a preliminary examination that the person has symptoms of mental illness and will benefit from the inpatient or outpatient services;

(2) that the person has been informed of the person's rights as a voluntary patient; and

(3) that the admission was voluntarily agreed to:

(A) by the person, if the person is 16 years of age or older; or

(B) by the person's parent, managing conservator, or guardian, if the person is younger than 18 years of age.

Comments

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 393, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 28, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1000, Sec. 2, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 566 (S.B. 718), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013.