2020 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 (2020)
  1. 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

    IF AND ONLY IF

    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.
  2. 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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