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2019 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 2 - Voluntary Admission to Inpatient Treatment
§ 33-6-202. Admission upon finding of need for hospitalization.
Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-202 (2019)
Upon application, if an examination by an admitting physician determines the need for hospitalization, the chief officer of a public hospital shall admit and the chief officer of a private hospital or treatment resource may admit the person. If the service recipient is a child, the chief officer shall notify the child's parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of the admission. Admission is subject to the availability of suitable accommodations.
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