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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
Chapter 397
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F.S. 397.6822
397.6822 Disposition of individual after involuntary assessment.Based upon the involuntary assessment, a qualified professional of the hospital, detoxification facility, or addictions receiving facility, or a qualified professional when a less restrictive component has been used, must:
(1) Release the individual and, where appropriate, refer the individual to another treatment facility or service provider, or to community services;
(2) Allow the individual, with consent, to remain voluntarily at the licensed provider; or
(3) Retain the individual when a petition for involuntary 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.

Adhering to federal confidentiality regulations, notice of disposition must be provided to the petitioner and to the court.

History.s. 6, ch. 93-39; s. 36, ch. 2009-132.