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§122C‑332.  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 facilities operated by theVeterans Administration. Veterans Administration facilities may be used fortemporary detention pending a district court hearing, for commitment of therespondent after the hearing, or as the manager and supervisor of outpatientcommitment. Eligibility of the veteran‑ respondent for treatment at aVeterans Administration facility and the availability of space shall bedetermined by the Veterans Administration in all cases before sending orcommitting a veteran‑respondent.

(b)        Initial hearings,supplemental hearings, and rehearings for veteran‑respondents may be heldat the facility or at the county courthouse in the county in which the facilityis located, and counsel shall be assigned from among the members of the bar ofthe same county in accordance with G.S. 122C‑270(d). (1985,c. 589, s. 2.)