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Utah Code Title 62A. Utah Human Services Code § 62A-15-618. Designated examiners

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(1) A designated examiner shall consider a proposed patient's mental health history when evaluating a proposed patient.

(2) A designated examiner may request a court order to obtain a proposed patient's mental health records if a proposed patient refuses to share this information with the designated examiner.

(3) A designated examiner, when evaluating a proposed patient for civil commitment, shall consider whether:

(a) a proposed patient has been under a court order for assisted outpatient treatment;

(b) the proposed patient complied with the terms of the assisted outpatient treatment order, if any;  and

(c) whether assisted outpatient treatment is sufficient to meet the proposed patient's needs.

(4) A designated examiner shall be allowed a reasonable fee by the county legislative body of the county in which the proposed patient resides or is found, unless the designated examiner is otherwise paid.

Cite this article: - Utah Code Title 62A. Utah Human Services Code § 62A-15-618. Designated examiners - last updated May 05, 2022 |

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