2018 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 6 - Mandatory Outpatient Treatment
§ 33-6-621. Reinstatement of mandatory outpatient care.
(1) during the sixth month after discharge or after the last renewal the qualified mental health professional determines that:
(A) the person has a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance or has a mental illness or serious emotional disburbance in remission, AND
(B) the person's condition resulting from mental illness or serious emotional disturbance is likely to deteriorate rapidly to the point that the person will pose a likelihood of serious harm under § 33-6-501 unless treatment is continued, AND
(C) the person is not likely to participate in outpatient treatment unless legally obligated to do so, AND
(D) mandatory outpatient treatment is a suitable less drastic alternative to commitment,
(2) the obligation to participate in outpatient treatment is renewed for six (6) months, AND
(3) the qualified mental health professional shall notify the person, the person's attorney, the hospital that discharged the person, and the committing court of the decision and of the basis for it and of the person's right to request a hearing in the committing court.