2019 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 8 - Substance Use Disorders Law.
Subtitle 5 - Alcohol and Drug Abuse -- Publicly Intoxicated Individuals, Court Ordered Evaluations, and Voluntary Treatment
§ 8-503. Disposition of arrested individuals

    (a)    If, after the police arrest an intoxicated individual for a criminal offense, the individual seems to require emergency medical treatment, the police immediately shall take the individual to a detoxification center or other appropriate health care facility as defined in § 19–114(d) of this article.

    (b)    (1)    If necessary, after medical treatment, the police shall transport the individual to a program that provides detoxification services.

        (2)    The individual may be admitted to a program that provides detoxification services in accordance with the provisions of § 8–501(d) of this subtitle.

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