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§ 10-610. Applications on behalf of minors

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 10. Mental Health Law (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Admission Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Voluntary Admissions
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-610
§ 10-610. Applications on behalf of minors
In general
(a) On behalf of a minor, a parent or guardian of the person of the minor may apply, under this section, for admission of the minor to:
(1) Any facility that is not a State facility; or
(2) The following State facilities:
(i) A regional institute for children and adolescents; and
(ii) The child or adolescent unit of a State facility.
Admission application
(b) The applicant shall submit a formal, written application that contains the personal information and is on the form required by the Administration.
Admission requirements
(c) A facility may not admit an individual under this section unless:
(1) The individual has a mental disorder;
(2) The mental disorder is susceptible to care or treatment;
(3) The applicant understands the nature of a request for admission; and
(4) Assent to the admission has been given:
(i) By the admitting physician of the facility; or
(ii) For a child or adolescent unit of a State facility, by:
1. 1 physician and 1 psychologist;
2. 2 physicians;
3. 1 physician and 1 psychiatric nurse practitioner;
4. 1 physician and 1 licensed certified social worker-clinical; or
5. 1 physician and 1 licensed clinical professional counselor.
Admission time
(d) An admission under this section to a child or adolescent unit of a State facility may not exceed 20 days.


Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2, eff. July 1, 1982. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 330, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2021, c. 475, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 476, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
Formerly Art. 59, § 11.
MD Code, Health - General, § 10-610, MD HEALTH GEN § 10-610
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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