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
§ 33-6-207. Procedure for Release Following Request

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-207 (2021)

If the chief officer receives a request for discharge under § 33-6-206 and does not admit the service recipient under chapter 6, part 4 of this title, the chief officer shall release the service recipient, if a child, within twenty-four (24) hours and, if an adult, within twelve (12) hours after receipt of the request or at the time stated in the request, whichever is later.

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