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Part 3. Voluntary Admissions and Discharges, Minors, Facilities for the Mentally Illand Substance Abusers.

§ 122C‑221.  Admissions.

(a)        Except as otherwiseprovided in this Part, a minor may be admitted to a facility if the minor ismentally ill or a substance abuser and in need of treatment.  Except asotherwise provided in this Part, the provisions of G.S. 122C‑211 shallapply to admissions of minors under this Part.  Except as provided in G.S. 90‑21.5,in applying for admission to a facility, in consenting to medical treatmentwhen consent is required, and in any other legal procedure under this Article,the legally responsible person shall act for the minor.  If a minor reaches theage of 18 while in treatment under this Part, further treatment is authorizedonly on the written authorization of the client or under the provisions of Part7 or Part 8 of Article 5 of this Chapter.

(b)        The Commissionshall adopt rules governing procedures for admission to 24‑hourfacilities not falling within the category of facilities where freedom ofmovement is restricted.  These rules shall be designed to ensure that no minoris improperly admitted to or improperly remains in a 24‑hour facility. (1973,c. 1084; 1983, c. 302, s. 1; 1985, c. 589, s. 2; 1987, c. 370, s. l.)