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§122C‑224.  Judicial review of voluntary admission.

(a)        When a minor isadmitted to a 24‑hour facility where the minor will be subjected to thesame restrictions on his freedom of movement present in the State facilitiesfor the mentally ill, or to similar restrictions, a hearing shall be held bythe district court in the county in which the 24‑hour facility is locatedwithin 15 days of the day that the minor is admitted to the facility.  Acontinuance of not more than five days may be granted.

(b)        Before theadmission, the facility shall provide the minor and his legally responsibleperson with written information describing the procedures for court review ofthe admission and informing them about the discharge procedures.  They shallalso be informed that, after a written request for discharge, the facility mayhold the minor for 72 hours during which time the facility may apply for apetition for involuntary commitment.

(c)        Within 24 hoursafter admission, the facility shall notify the clerk of court in the countywhere the facility is located that the minor has been admitted and that ahearing for concurrence in the admission must be scheduled.  At the time noticeis given to schedule a hearing, the facility shall notify the clerk of thenames and addresses of the legally responsible person and the responsibleprofessional. (1975, c. 839; 1977, c. 756; 1979, c. 171, s. 1; 1983,c. 889, ss. 1, 2; 1985, c. 589, s. 2; 1987, c. 370, s. 1.)