2019 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
§ 33-6-304. Detention following finding of severe impairment.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-304 (2019)
    • (1) the physician determines that the person has a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance for which immediate observation, care and treatment in a treatment resource is appropriate, AND

    • (2) the physician determines that the person is experiencing “severe impairment” that is likely to result in serious harm to the person,

  • THEN
    • (3) the person may be detained for observation, care and treatment and further examination for up to twelve (12) hours from the time the person arrived at the treatment resource.

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