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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 33 Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 6 Mental Health Service

Part 5 Nonemergency Involuntary Admission to Inpatient Treatment

33-6-505. Commitment to state facility.

If the court commits a person under this section, the person comes into the commissioner's custody only if the state-owned or operated facility or treatment resource has available suitable accommodations; provided, that, if there are no suitable available accommodations at the time of the determination, then the commissioner shall expeditiously find a state-owned or operated hospital or treatment resource to accommodate the person upon the availability of suitable available accommodations. Prior to transporting a person for such commitment, the sheriff or other transportation agent shall determine that the receiving state-owned or operated facility or treatment resource has available suitable accommodations.

Acts 2000, ch. 947, § 1; 2009, ch. 531, § 42.

Compiler's Notes. For the Preamble to the act concerning the operation and funding of state government and to fund the state budget for the fiscal years beginning on July 1, 2008, and July 1, 2009, please refer to Acts 2009, ch. 531.

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