Section 22-52-6

Notification of Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation or other public facility of petition, date of final hearing, etc.

(a) When a petition is filed seeking the involuntary commitment of a respondent, the probate judge with whom the petition is filed shall notify the department or designated mental health facility of the pendency of the petition in the manner and with such other information as designated by the department.

(b) The probate judge shall notify the department or a designated mental health facility of the date of the final hearing on the petition to commit.

(Acts 1975, No. 1226, p. 2562, §7; Acts 1977, No. 670, p. 1143; Acts 1991, No. 91-440, p. 783, §7.)