37.66.203 PREADMISSION DOCUMENTATION: CIVIL
(1) Before taking any of the actions listed in (a) through (e), a professional person must contact MSH by calling the main MSH switchboard at (406) 693-7000 to speak to the person responsible for admissions, and provide information and records as requested by MSH, including both physical and psychiatric medical information, sufficient to evaluate the immediate treatment needs and appropriate placement of the patient and whether alternative, less restrictive and medically appropriate facilities are available. Actions triggering this requirement are:
(a) authorizing an emergency detention at MSH under 53-21-129, MCA;
(b) requesting a 10-day transfer to MSH under 53-21-130, MCA;
(c) submitting an application for voluntary admission to MSH under 53-21-111, MCA and ARM 37.66.306;
(d) requesting the county attorney to file a petition for involuntary civil commitment to MSH under Title 53, chapter 21, MCA; or
(e) filing or requesting tribal authorities to file a petition for involuntary civil commitment to MSH under applicable tribal law.
History: 53-1-603, 53-21-601, MCA; IMP, 53-1-601, 53-21-101, 53-21-601, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 2379, Eff. 1/1/13.