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§122C‑212.  Discharges.

(a)        Except as providedin subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an individual who has beenvoluntarily admitted to a facility shall be discharged upon his own request. Arequest for discharge from a 24‑hour facility shall be in writing.

(b)        An individual whohas been voluntarily admitted to a 24‑hour facility may be held for 72hours  after his written application for discharge is submitted.

(c)        When an individualfrom a single portal area who has been voluntarily admitted to an area or State24‑hour facility is discharged, the discharge shall follow the proceduresas prescribed in the area plan. (1973, c. 723, s. 1; c. 1084;1983, c. 383, s. 4; 1985, c. 589, s. 2.)