Indiana Code Title 12. Human Services § 12-26-5-1




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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