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§122C‑322.  Involuntary commitments.

     (a) Except as otherwisespecifically provided in this section references in Parts 6 through 8 of thisArticle to 24‑hour facilities, outpatient treatment centers, or areaauthorities, or private facilities shall include the psychiatric service of theUniversity of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill. The psychiatric servicemay be used for temporary detention pending a district court hearing, forcommitment of the respondent after the hearing, or as the manager andsupervisor of outpatient commitment. However, no individual may be held at orcommitted to the psychiatric service without the prior approval of the directorof the psychiatric service or his designee.

(b)        Initial hearings,supplemental hearings, and rehearings may be held at the psychiatric servicefacility or at any place in Orange County where district court can be heldunder G.S. 7A‑133. Legal counsel for the respondent at all hearings andrehearings shall be assigned from among the members of the bar of the samecounty in accordance with G.S. 122C‑270(d). (1977, c. 738, s. 1; 1981, c.442; 1985, c. 589, s. 2; 1989, c. 141, s. 15.)