2017 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 3 - Persons With Severe Impairments
§ 33-6-302. Detention of persons with severe impairments -- Record.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-302 (2017)
  • (a) No person shall be detained under this part except in a treatment resource that provides psychiatric services, twenty-four hour crisis services, and supervised observation beds, participates in mandatory prescreening authority under § 33-6-104, and is approved by the department for service under this part. The chief officer may detain a person alleged to:
    • (1) Have a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance for which immediate observation, care and treatment in the program is appropriate; and
    • (2) To be experiencing severe impairment that is likely to result in serious harm to the person.
  • (b) The chief officer shall have entered on the record the reasons why and with whom the person came to the treatment resource.
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