2018 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 59 PROBATE CODE
Article 29c THE CRISIS INTERVENTION ACT
59-29c09 Notice of rights and documentation upon admission.

Universal Citation: KS Stat § 59-29c09 (2018)

59-29c09. Notice of rights and documentation upon admission. (a) Whenever any person is involuntarily admitted to or detained at a crisis intervention center pursuant to this act, the head of the crisis intervention center shall:

(1) Immediately advise the person in custody that such person is entitled to immediately contact the person's legal counsel, legal guardian, personal physician or psychologist, minister of religion, including a Christian Science practitioner, or immediate family as defined in subsection (b) or any combination thereof. If the person desires to make such contact, the head of the crisis intervention center shall make available to the person reasonable means for making such immediate communication;

(2) provide notice of the person's involuntary admission including a copy of the documentation authorizing the involuntary admission to that person's attorney or legal guardian, immediately upon learning of the existence and whereabouts of such attorney or legal guardian, unless that attorney or legal guardian was the person who signed the application resulting in the patient's admission. If authorized by the patient pursuant to K.S.A. 65-5601 through 65-5605, and amendments thereto, the head of the crisis intervention center also shall provide notice to the patient's immediate family, as defined in subsection (b), immediately upon learning of the existence and whereabouts of such family, unless the family member to be notified was the person who signed the application resulting in the patient's admission; and

(3) immediately advise the person in custody of such person's rights provided for in K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 59-29c14, and amendments thereto.

(b) "Immediate family" means the spouse, domestic partner, adult children or children, parent or parents, and sibling or siblings, or any combination thereof.

History: L. 2017, ch. 77, § 9; July 1.

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