2018 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 10 - Declarations for Mental Health Treatment
§ 33-6-1006. Care contrary to declaration -- Authorization by review committee -- Emergency.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-1006 (2018)
  • (a) The physician or other mental health service provider may provide mental health treatment to the service recipient in a manner contrary to the service recipient's wishes as expressed in a declaration for mental health treatment


    • (1) The service recipient is involuntarily committed to an inpatient treatment facility under this title and a treatment review committee authorizes it, OR

    • (2) There is an emergency endangering the service recipient's life or health.

  • (b) A declaration does not limit any authority under this title to take a person into custody or to admit, retain, or treat a person in a mental health facility.

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