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      CHC 1467     


Art. 1467.  Capacity required

A.  No admission may be deemed voluntary unless the admitting physician determines that the minor to be admitted has the capacity to make a knowing and voluntary consent to the admission.

B.  Knowing and voluntary consent shall be determined by the ability of the minor to understand:

(1)  That the treatment facility to which the minor patient is requesting admission is one for persons with mental illness or persons suffering from substance abuse.

(2)  That he is making an application for admission.

(3)  The nature of his status and the provisions governing discharge or conversion to an involuntary status.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §14, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2014, No. 811, §33, eff. June 23, 2014.

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