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Article - Health - General


    (a)    On behalf of a minor, a parent or guardian of the person of the minor may apply, under this section, for admission of the minor to:

        (1)    Any facility that is not a State facility; or

        (2)    The following State facilities:

            (i)    A regional institute for children and adolescents; and

            (ii)    The child or adolescent unit of a State facility.

    (b)    The applicant shall submit a formal, written application that contains the personal information and is on the form required by the Administration.

    (c)    A facility may not admit an individual under this section unless:

        (1)    The individual has a mental disorder;

        (2)    The mental disorder is susceptible to care or treatment;

        (3)    The applicant understands the nature of a request for admission; and

        (4)    Assent to the admission has been given:

            (i)    By the admitting physician of the facility; or

            (ii)    For a child or adolescent unit of a State facility, by:

                1.    1 physician and 1 psychologist;

                2.    2 physicians;

                3.    1 physician and 1 psychiatric nurse practitioner;

                4.    1 physician and 1 licensed certified social worker–clinical; or

                5.    1 physician and 1 licensed clinical professional counselor.

    (d)    An admission under this section to a child or adolescent unit of a State facility may not exceed 20 days.

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