2020 Tennessee Code
Title 33 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 6 - Mental Health Service
Part 4 - Emergency Involuntary Admission to Inpatient Treatment
§ 33-6-402. Detention Without Warrant Authorized

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-402 (2020)

If an officer authorized to make arrests in the state, a licensed physician, a psychologist authorized under §33-6-427(a), or a professional designated by the commissioner under §33-6-427(b) has reason to believe that a person is subject to detention under §33-6-401, then the officer, physician, psychologist, or designated professional may take the person into custody without a civil order or warrant for immediate examination under §33-6-404 for certification of need for care and treatment.

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