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§122C‑284.  Duties of clerk of superior court.

(a)        Upon receipt of aphysician's or eligible psychologist's finding that a respondent is a substanceabuser and dangerous to himself or others and that commitment is recommended,the clerk of superior court of the county where the facility is located, if therespondent is held in a 24‑hour facility, or the clerk of superior courtwhere the petition was initiated shall upon direction of a district court judgeassign counsel, calendar the matter for hearing, and notify the respondent, hiscounsel, and the petitioner of the time and place of the hearing. Thepetitioner may file a written waiver of his right to notice under thissubsection with the clerk of court.

(b)        Notice to therespondent required by subsection (a) of this section shall be given asprovided in G.S. 1A‑1, Rule 4(j) at least 72 hours before the hearing.Notice to other individuals shall be given by mailing at least 72 hours beforethe hearing a copy by first‑class mail postage prepaid to the individualat his last known address. G.S. 1A‑1, Rule 6 shall not apply.

(c)        Upon receipt ofnotice that transportation is necessary to take a committed respondent to a 24‑hourfacility pursuant to G.S. 122C‑290(b), the clerk shall issue a custodyorder for the respondent.

(d)        The clerk ofsuperior court shall upon the direction of a district court judge calendar allhearings, supplemental hearings, and rehearings and provide all noticesrequired by this Part. (1973, c. 1408, s. 1; 1977, c. 400, s. 5; c. 414, s.1; 1979, c. 915, s. 5; 1983, c. 380, s. 9; c. 638, s. 8; c. 864, s. 4; 1985, c.589, s. 2; c. 695, s. 10; 1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 863, s. 27.)