2018 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 19. HEALTH
334. Mental Health, Mental Illness, Drug Addiction, and Alcoholism
334-129 Failure to comply with assisted community treatment.

Universal Citation: HI Rev Stat § 334-129 (2018)

§334-129 Failure to comply with assisted community treatment. (a) A treating psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority and who holds an accredited national certification in an advanced practice registered nurse psychiatric specialization may prescribe or administer to the subject of the order reasonable and appropriate medication or medications, if specifically authorized by the court order, and treatment that is consistent with accepted medical standards and the family court order, including the written treatment plan submitted pursuant to section 334-126(h).

(b) No subject of the order shall be physically forced to take medication under a family court order for assisted community treatment unless the subject is within an emergency department or admitted to a hospital, subsequent to the date of the current assisted community treatment order.

(c) A subject may be transported to a designated mental health program, or a hospital emergency department, for failure to comply with an order for assisted community treatment via the following methods:

(1) By an interested party with the consent of the subject of the order; or

(2) In accordance with section 334-59.

(d) The designated mental health program's treating psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority and who holds an accredited national certification in an advanced practice registered nurse psychiatric specialization or designee of the psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority and who holds an accredited national certification in an advanced practice registered nurse psychiatric specialization shall make all reasonable efforts to solicit the subject's compliance with the prescribed treatment. If the subject fails or refuses to comply after the efforts to solicit compliance, the treating psychiatrist or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority and who holds an accredited national certification in an advanced practice registered nurse psychiatric specialization shall assess whether the subject of the order meets criteria for admission to a psychiatric facility under part IV of this chapter, and proceed with the admission pursuant to section 334-59(a)(2) or (3); provided that the refusal of treatment shall not, by itself, constitute a basis for involuntary hospitalization.

(e) Notice of any transport or admission under this section shall be provided pursuant to section 334-59.5. [L 1984, c 251, pt of §1; am L 2013, c 221, §§15, 24; am L 2016, c 114, §§4, 6; am L 2017, c 88, §7; am L 2018, c 144, §13]

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