Section 397.6773, Florida Statutes 2007
397.6773 Dispositional alternatives after protective custody.--
(1) A client who is in protective custody must be released by a qualified professional when:
(a) The client no longer meets the involuntary admission criteria in s. 397.675(1);
(b) The 72-hour period has elapsed; or
(c) The client has consented to remain voluntarily at the licensed service provider.
(2) A client may only be retained in protective custody beyond the 72-hour period when a petition for involuntary assessment or treatment has been initiated. The timely filing of the petition authorizes the service provider to retain physical custody of the client pending further order of the court.
History.--s. 6, ch. 93-39; s. 742, ch. 95-148.