Inpatient Treatment Standards

Inpatient Treatment Standards


According to Section 37-3-1 (9.1), inpatient means a person who is mentally ill and:
  • (A) Who presents a substantial risk of imminent harm to that person or others, as manifested by either recent overt acts or recent expressed threats of violence which present a probability of physical injury to that person or other persons or who is so unable to care for that person's own physical health and safety as to create an imminently life-endangering crisis
  • (B) Who is in need of involuntary inpatient treatment
In Section 37-7-1 (14.1), inpatient means a person who is an alcoholic, a drug-dependent individual, or a drug abuser and:
  • (A) Who presents a substantial risk of imminent harm to that person or others, as manifested by either recent overt acts or recent expressed threats of violence which present a probability of physical injury to that person or other persons or who is incapacitated by alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substances listed in paragraph 8 of this Code section on a recurring basis
  • (B) Who is in need of involuntary inpatient treatment

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