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SECTION 9.29
Involuntary admission on medical certification; notice of admission to patients and others
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE B, ARTICLE 9
§ 9.29 Involuntary admission on medical certification; notice of

admission to patients and others.

(a) The director shall cause written notice of a person's involuntary
admission on an application supported by medical certification to be
given forthwith to the mental hygiene legal service.

(b) The director shall cause written notice of the admission of such
person, including such person's rights under this article, to be given
personally or by mail not later than five days, excluding Sunday and
holidays, after such admission to the following:

1. the nearest relative of the person alleged to be mentally ill,
other than the applicant, if there be any such person known to the
director.

2. as many as three additional persons, if designated in writing to
receive such notice by the person so admitted.