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Admission to a hospital
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE B, ARTICLE 9
§ 9.03 Admission to a hospital.

Unless otherwise specifically provided for by statute, a person with a
mental illness shall be admitted to a hospital as an in-patient only
pursuant to the provisions of this article, except that chemically
dependent patients may be admitted to chemical dependence facilities
operated by such hospitals under contract or agreement with the office
of alcoholism and substance abuse services in accordance with the
provisions of article twenty-two of this chapter. The section of the
mental hygiene law under which a patient is admitted or under which any
change of legal status is subsequently effected shall be stated in the
patient's record.