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  632.120.  Incompetents to be accepted by heads of facilities upon application — duration of admission for evaluation — consent may be authorized. — 1.  The head of a private mental health facility may, and the head of a department facility shall, except in the case of a medical emergency and subject to the availability of suitable programs and accommodations, accept for evaluation and treatment, on an outpatient basis if practicable, any person who has been declared incapacitated by a court of competent jurisdiction and for whom an application for voluntary admission is made by his guardian.  The department may require that a community-based service where the person resides perform the evaluation pursuant to an affiliation agreement and contract with the department.

  2.  If the person is diagnosed as having a mental disorder, other than developmental disability without another accompanying mental disorder, and the person is found suitable for inpatient treatment as a result of the evaluation, the person may be admitted by a private mental health facility or shall be admitted by a public mental health facility, if suitable accommodations are available, for care, treatment and rehabilitation as an inpatient for up to thirty days after admission for evaluation and treatment.

  3.  If further inpatient services are recommended, the person may remain in the facility only if his guardian is authorized by the court to continue the inpatient hospitalization.  The court may authorize the guardian to consent to evaluation, care, treatment, including medication, and rehabilitation on an inpatient basis.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1985 S.B. 35, et al., A.L. 2011 H.B. 555 merged with H.B. 648)

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