2010 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 4 - Emergency Involuntary Admission to Inpatient Treatment
33-6-401 - Emergency detention.

33-6-401. Emergency detention.

IF AND ONLY IF

     (1)  a person has a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance, AND

     (2)  the person poses an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm under § 33-6-501 because of the mental illness or serious emotional disturbance,

THEN

     (3)  the person may be detained under § 33-6-402 to obtain examination for certification of need for care and treatment.

[Acts 2000, ch. 947, § 1.]  

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