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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

33-6-508. Commitment to non-state facility where third-party payment has been arranged.

IF

(1) (A) a parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, conservator, spouse, or an adult relative of the defendant, or any other person has made arrangements to pay the cost of care and treatment in a licensed private hospital or treatment resources, OR

(B) the facility chooses to accept the defendant when no third person has made arrangements to pay the cost, AND

(2) placement in the facility is more appropriate to the needs of the defendant than placement in a state facility,

THEN

(3) the court may commit the defendant to the facility.

Acts 2000, ch. 947, § 1.

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