CHC 1469     

Art. 1469.  Formal voluntary admission

A.  Any minor with mental illness or minor suffering from substance abuse who is sixteen years old or older and who desires admission to a treatment facility for diagnosis or treatment of a psychiatric disorder or substance abuse and who is deemed suitable for formal voluntary admission by the admitting physician may be so admitted upon his written request.

B.  A minor patient admitted under the provisions of this Article shall not be detained in the treatment facility for longer than seventy-two hours after making a valid written request for discharge to the director of the treatment facility unless an emergency certificate is executed pursuant to Article 1422 or unless judicial commitment is instituted pursuant to Chapter 9 of this Title.

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