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59-2952. Petition for involuntary commitment of a voluntary patient. The head of a treatment facility or other person may file a petition pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2957 and amendments thereto seeking involuntary commitment of a voluntary patient who now lacks capacity to make an informed decision concerning treatment and who is refusing reasonable treatment efforts or has requested discharge from the treatment facility. A petition filed by the head of a state psychiatric hospital, or such person's designee, accompanied by a statement from a physician or psychologist employed at the hospital that the physician or psychologist believes the person to be a mentally ill person subject to involuntary commitment does not need to be accompanied by a written statement from a qualified mental health professional authorizing admission to a state psychiatric hospital.

History: L. 1996, ch. 167, § 8; L. 1998, ch. 134, § 39; July 1.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Outpatient mental health center owed no duty to those injured by patient. Adams v. Board of Sedgwick County Comm'rs, 289 K. 577, 214 P.3d 1173 (2009).


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