Tennessee Code Title 33. Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities § 33-10-202

(a) Whenever any citizen is taken into custody solely because of a condition of intoxication or similar condition, it shall be the duty of the arresting officer to promptly present the citizen before a judicial officer.

(b) If the judicial officer finds that the citizen is in need of and willing to accept medical treatment for the citizen's condition, then the judicial officer shall order the arresting officer to conduct the citizen to a place of treatment, if available, and the delivery of the citizen to the designated place of treatment shall effectively release and discharge the arresting officer and judicial officer from any further duties or liability in connection with the arrest.


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