(1) Applicants who are denied admission, or residents who are involuntarily discharged

may appeal by submitting, in writing, their reasons for

appealing the decision to the Director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services, 111 N. Sanders, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604-4210 prior to discharge or within 30 days of the denial of admission.

(2) The director will respond to the appeal, in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the appeal.

(3) Pending appeal of an involuntary discharge, the patient may be transferred pursuant to ARM 37.66.120 or allowed to remain at the center until the final decision of the director.

History: Sec. 53-21-402 and 53-21-411, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-21-411, MCA; NEW, 1986 MAR p. 257, Eff. 2/28/86; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1391, Eff. 5/24/96; TRANS, from DOC, 1998 MAR p. 1505.