MENTAL HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 258 of 1974
330.1498c Definitions; P to S.
As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Person in loco parentis" means a person who is not the parent or guardian of a minor, but who has either legal custody of a minor or physical custody of a minor and is providing support and care for the minor.
(b) "Suitable for hospitalization" means a determination concerning a minor that all of the following criteria are met:
(i) The minor is a minor requiring treatment.
(ii) The minor is in need of hospitalization and is expected to benefit from hospitalization.
(iii) An appropriate, less restrictive alternative to hospitalization is not available.
History: Add. 1984, Act 186, Imd. Eff. July 3, 1984
Am. 1995, Act 290, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996
Am. 1998, Act 524, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 1999
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