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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 397
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
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F.S. 397.6797
397.6797 Dispositional alternatives after emergency admission.Within 72 hours after an emergency admission to a hospital or a licensed detoxification or addictions receiving facility, the individual must be assessed by the attending physician to determine the need for further services. Within 5 days after an emergency admission to a nonresidential component of a licensed service provider, the individual must be assessed by a qualified professional to determine the need for further services. Based upon that assessment, a qualified professional of the hospital, detoxification facility, or addictions receiving facility, or a qualified professional if a less restrictive component was used, must either:
(1) Release the individual and, where appropriate, refer the individual to other needed services; or
(2) Retain the individual when:
(a) The individual has consented to remain voluntarily at the licensed provider; or
(b) A petition for involuntary assessment or treatment has been initiated, the timely filing of which authorizes the service provider to retain physical custody of the individual pending further order of the court.
History.s. 6, ch. 93-39; s. 32, ch. 2009-132.