2010 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 2 - Voluntary Admission to Inpatient Treatment
33-6-206 - Request for release.

33-6-206. Request for release.

(a)  The following persons may at any time request the service recipient's release by filing a written application with the chief officer:

     (1)  An adult service recipient;

     (2)  A service recipient's conservator;

     (3)  A service recipient's attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney for health care;

     (4)  The parent, legal custodian, or legal guardian who applied for the admission of a child;

     (5)  A child who is sixteen (16) years of age or over and who was admitted on the child's own application; or

     (6)  A caregiver under title 34, chapter 6, part 3, who is acting on behalf of a child.

(b)  If a competent service recipient cannot file a written request, a person acting on the service recipient's behalf may file the request with the service recipient's consent.

[Acts 2000, ch. 947, § 1; 2002, ch. 730, § 36; 2004, ch. 565, § 5.]  

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