2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-115 - Procedures, practices for resolving disagreements.
26:2H-115 Procedures, practices for resolving disagreements.
14. a. In the event of disagreement among the patient, mental health care representative and responsible mental health care professional concerning the patient's decision-making capacity or the appropriate interpretation and application of the provisions of an advance directive for mental health care to the patient's course of treatment, the parties may seek to resolve the disagreement by means of procedures and practices established by the psychiatric facility, including but not limited to, consultation with an institutional ethics committee, or with a person designated by the psychiatric facility for this purpose, or may seek resolution by a court of competent jurisdiction.
b.A mental health care professional involved in the patient's care, other than the responsible mental health care professional, or an administrator of a psychiatric facility may also invoke the dispute resolution process established by the psychiatric facility to seek to resolve a disagreement concerning the patient's decision-making capacity or the appropriate interpretation and application of the provisions of an advance directive for mental health care.
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