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2021 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
§ 33-6-206. Request for Release
Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-206 (2021)
- The following persons may at any time request the service recipient's release by filing a written application with the chief officer:
- An adult service recipient;
- A service recipient's conservator;
- A service recipient's attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney for health care;
- The parent, legal custodian, or legal guardian who applied for the admission of a child;
- A child who is sixteen (16) years of age or over and who was admitted on the child's own application;
- A caregiver under title 34, chapter 6, part 3, who is acting on behalf of a child; or
- An individual acting as an agent under the Tennessee Health Care Decisions Act, compiled in title 68, chapter 11, part 18 or a person's surrogate as designated under title 68, chapter 11, part 18.
- If a competent service recipient cannot file a written request, a person acting on the service recipient's behalf may file the request with the service recipient's consent.
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