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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 394
MENTAL HEALTH
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Section 394.469, Florida Statutes 2009

394.469  Discharge of involuntary patients.--

(1)  POWER TO DISCHARGE.--At any time a patient is found to no longer meet the criteria for involuntary placement, the administrator shall:

(a)  Discharge the patient, unless the patient is under a criminal charge, in which case the patient shall be transferred to the custody of the appropriate law enforcement officer;

(b)  Transfer the patient to voluntary status on his or her own authority or at the patient's request, unless the patient is under criminal charge or adjudicated incapacitated; or

(c)  Place an improved patient, except a patient under a criminal charge, on convalescent status in the care of a community facility.

(2)  NOTICE.--Notice of discharge or transfer of a patient shall be given as provided in s. 394.4599.

History.--s. 10, ch. 71-131; s. 9, ch. 73-133; s. 10, ch. 79-298; s. 13, ch. 82-212; s. 712, ch. 95-148; s. 23, ch. 96-169.

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