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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_122C > GS_122C-223

§122C‑223.  Emergency admission to a 24‑hour facility.

(a)        In an emergencysituation, when the legally responsible person does not appear with the minorto apply for admission, a minor who is mentally ill or a substance abuser andin need of treatment may be admitted to a 24‑hour facility upon his ownwritten application. The application shall serve as the initiating document forthe hearing required by G.S. 122C‑224.

(b)        Within 24 hours ofadmission, the facility shall notify the legally responsible person of theadmission unless notification is impossible due to an inability to identify, tolocate, or to contact him after all reasonable means to establish contact havebeen attempted.

(c)        If the legallyresponsible person cannot be located within 72 hours of admission, theresponsible professional shall initiate proceedings for juvenile protectiveservices as described in Article 3 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes ineither the minor's county of residence or in the county in which the facilityis located.

(d)        Within 24 hours ofan emergency admission to a State facility, the State facility shall notify thearea authority and, as appropriate, the minor's physician or eligiblepsychologist. Further planning of treatment and discharge for the minor is the jointresponsibility of the State facility and the appropriate person in thecommunity. (1973, c. 1084; 1983, c. 302, s. 1; 1985, c. 589, s.2; 1987, c. 370, s. 1; 1998‑202, s. 13(ff).)