Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 574.002. Form of Application

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(a) An application for court-ordered mental health services must be styled using the proposed patient's initials and not the proposed patient's full name.

(b) The application must state whether the application is for temporary or extended mental health services.  An application for extended inpatient mental health services must state that the person has received court-ordered inpatient mental health services under this subtitle or under Subchapter D   1 or E,  2 Chapter 46B, Code of Criminal Procedure, for at least 60 consecutive days during the preceding 12 months.  An application for extended outpatient mental health services must state that the person has received:

(1) court-ordered inpatient mental health services under this subtitle or under Subchapter D or E, Chapter 46B, Code of Criminal Procedure, for a total of at least 60 days during the preceding 12 months;  or

(2) court-ordered outpatient mental health services under this subtitle or under Subchapter D or E, Chapter 46B, Code of Criminal Procedure, during the preceding 60 days.

(c) Any application must contain the following information according to the applicant's information and belief:

(1) the proposed patient's name and address;

(2) the proposed patient's county of residence in this state;

(3) a statement that the proposed patient is a person with mental illness and meets the criteria in Section 574.034 , 574.0345 , 574.035 , or 574.0355 for court-ordered mental health services;  and

(4) whether the proposed patient is charged with a criminal offense.

1 Vernon’s Ann. Texas C.C.P. art. 46B.071 et seq.
2 Vernon’s Ann. Texas C.C.P. art. 46B.101 et seq.

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