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Art. 1466.  Advice of rights

A.  Each minor admitted on a voluntary basis shall be informed of any other medically appropriate alternative treatment programs and treatment facilities known to the admitting physician and be given an opportunity to seek admission to alternative treatment programs or facilities.

B.  Every minor patient admitted on a voluntary admission status shall be informed in writing at the time of admission of the procedures for requesting release from the treatment facility, the availability of counsel, information about the mental health advocacy service, the rights enumerated in Article 1409, and rules and regulations applicable to or concerning his conduct while a patient in the treatment facility.

C.  If the minor is illiterate or does not read or understand English, appropriate provisions should be made to supply him this information.

D.  In addition, a copy of the information listed in this Article must be posted in any area where minor patients are confined and treated.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §14, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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