MCL - Section 330.1448

Act 258 of 1974

330.1448 Right to copy of certain documents; explanation in individual's language; consent to treatment by person awaiting hearing; form.

Sec. 448.

    (1) Not later than 12 hours after an individual is hospitalized under section 423 or 438, the hospital director shall ensure that the individual receives all of the following:
    (a) A copy of the petition that asserted that the individual is a person requiring treatment.
    (b) A written statement explaining that the individual will be examined by a psychiatrist within 24 hours after his or her hospitalization.
    (c) A written statement in simple terms explaining the rights of the individual to a full court hearing according to sections 451 to 465, to be present at the hearing, to be represented by legal counsel, to a jury trial, and to an independent clinical evaluation.
    (2) If the individual is unable to read or understand the written materials, every effort shall be made to explain them to him or her in a language he or she understands, and a note of the explanation and by whom made shall be entered into his or her patient record.
    (3) An individual awaiting a court hearing mandated under section 452 may sign a form provided by the department accepting psychotropic drugs and other treatment without having to consent to the hospitalization, unless the hospital director has reason to believe the individual is not capable of giving informed consent to treatment.

History: 1974, Act 258, Eff. Nov. 6, 1974 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 178, Imd. Eff. June 14, 1982 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 290, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996 ;-- Am. 2016, Act 320, Eff. Feb. 14, 2017