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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 397
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
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F.S. 397.6819
397.6819 Involuntary assessment and stabilization; responsibility of licensed service provider.A licensed service provider may admit an individual for involuntary assessment and stabilization for a period not to exceed 5 days unless a petition for involuntary services has been initiated and the individual is being retained pursuant to s. 397.6822(3) or a request for an extension of time has been filed with the court pursuant to s. 397.6821. The assessment of the individual must occur within 72 hours by a qualified professional. If an assessment is performed by a qualified professional who is not a physician, the assessment must be reviewed by a physician before the end of the assessment period.
History.s. 6, ch. 93-39; s. 34, ch. 2009-132; s. 34, ch. 2016-241.