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  632.150.  Release of voluntary patients — voluntary patient may be involuntarily detained, procedure. — 1.  A voluntary patient who has applied for his or her own admission may request his or her release either orally or in writing to the head of the mental health facility and shall be released immediately; except, that if the head of the facility determines that he or she is mentally disordered and, as a result, presents a likelihood of serious physical harm to himself or herself or others, the head of the facility may refuse the request for release.

  2.  If the request for release is refused, the mental health facility may detain the person only if a licensed physician, a registered professional nurse designated by the facility and approved by the department, a mental health professional or a peace officer completes an application for detention for evaluation and treatment to begin the involuntary detention of the patient under this chapter.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 2023 S.B. 106)

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