Section 22-11A-27

Commitment petition - Notice of petition to be served; contents.

When any petition has been filed seeking to commit a person to the custody of the Alabama Department of Public Health on the ground that such person is a danger to public health and such petition has been reviewed by the probate judge, the probate judge shall order the sheriff of the county in which such person is located to serve a copy of the petition, together with a copy of the order setting the petition for hearing, upon such person. Said notice shall include the date, time and place of the hearing; a clear statement of the purpose of the proceeding and the possible consequences to the subject thereof; the alleged factual basis for the proposed commitment; a statement of the legal standards upon which commitment is authorized; and a list of the names and addresses of the witnesses who may be called to testify in support of the petition. Said notice shall be served on the person sought to be committed at least five days prior to the date of the hearing.

(Acts 1987, No. 87-574, p. 904, §27.)