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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Title XXIX
Chapter 397
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F.S. 397.6758
397.6758 Release of individual from protective custody, emergency admission, involuntary assessment, involuntary treatment, and alternative involuntary assessment of a minor.An individual involuntarily admitted to a licensed service provider may be released without further order of the court only by a qualified professional in a hospital, a detoxification facility, an addictions receiving facility, or any less restrictive treatment component. Notice of the release must be provided to the applicant in the case of an emergency admission or an alternative involuntary assessment for a minor, or to the petitioner and the court if the involuntary assessment or treatment was court ordered. In the case of a minor, the release must be:
(1) To the individual’s parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian or the authorized designee thereof;
(2) To the Department of Children and Families pursuant to s. 39.401; or
(3) To the Department of Juvenile Justice pursuant to s. 984.13.
History.s. 6, ch. 93-39; s. 35, ch. 98-280; s. 30, ch. 2009-132; s. 115, ch. 2014-19.