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      CHC 1437     


Art. 1437. Probable cause; order for examination

            A. As soon as practical after the filing of the petition, the court shall review the petition and supporting documents and determine whether there exists probable cause to believe that the minor respondent is suffering from mental illness which contributes or causes him to be a danger to himself or others, or to be gravely disabled, or is suffering from substance abuse which contributes or causes him to be a danger to himself or others or to be gravely disabled.

            B. If the court determines that probable cause exists, the court may appoint the minor respondent's treating physician if available or, if none, then another physician, preferably a psychiatrist, to examine the minor and make a written report to the court and respondent's attorney on the form provided by the office of behavioral health of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §14, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2013, No. 220, §25, eff. June 11, 2013.

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