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Timing of hearing
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 81
§ 81.13 Timing of hearing.

Unless the court, for good cause shown, orders otherwise, a proceeding
under this article is entitled to a preference over all other causes in
the court. Unless the court, for good cause shown, orders otherwise, the
hearing or trial shall be conducted within the time set forth in
subdivision (b) of section 81.07 of this article. A decision shall be
rendered within seven days after the hearing, unless for good cause
shown, the court extends the time period for rendering the decision. In
the event the time period is extended, the court shall set forth the
factual basis for the extension. The commission shall be issued to the
guardian within fifteen days after the decision is rendered.