2021 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
§ 33-6-401. Emergency Detention

Universal Citation: TN Code § 33-6-401 (2021)


  1. a person has a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance, AND

  2. the person poses an immediate substantial likelihood of serious harm under § 33-6-501 because of the mental illness or serious emotional disturbance,


  3. the person may be detained under § 33-6-402 to obtain examination for certification of need for care and treatment.
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