Indiana Code Title 12. Human Services § 12-26-5-1
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Sec. 1 . (a) An individual may be detained in a facility for not more than seventy-two (72) hours under this chapter, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, if a written application for detention is filed with the facility. The individual may not be detained in a state institution unless the detention is instituted by the state institution.
(b) An application under subsection (a) must contain both of the following:
(1) A statement of the applicant's belief that the individual is:
(A) mentally ill and either dangerous or gravely disabled; and
(B) in need of immediate restraint.
(2) A statement by at least one (1) physician that, based on:
(A) an examination; or
(B) information given the physician;
the individual may be mentally ill and either dangerous or gravely disabled.
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