The Mental Health Code is contained in Title 7, Subtitle C of the Health & Safety Code. Of particular relevance to a county or district attorney handling involuntary commitment hearings is Subchapter 574, which relates to court-ordered mental health services. See Texas Health and Safety Code §574.034. Basis for Commitment. A person who refuses hospitalization may be committed to a court-ordered hospitalization, if the person is found to be mentally ill to the degree that there is a substantial risk of serious harm to himself or herself or to others unless the person is immediately restrained.
2013 has been a productive year of changes which will impact the professional practice of psychology. Here is a brief overview of recent changes to Texas Law and Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Act and Rules, which relate to the practice of psychology in the state of Texas. HB 807 now law. Texas Statutes Regarding Suicide Information compiled by Denise Brady, JD, Austin, Texas www.TexasSuicidePrevention.org The following is a list of Texas laws (s tatutes) t hat relate to suicide prevention, services, o the child is overtly or continually threatening or attempting to commit.
Involuntary Mental Health Commitment in Texas. an involuntary mental health commitment may take place. The first responders to such a situation may be local law enforcement, a crisis intervention team (in counties where these teams are available), or a responder from Adult Protective Services. Title 7, Subtitle C of the Texas Health. The law provides a process known as Involuntary Commitment. Involuntary commitment is the use of legal means to commit a person to a mental hospital or psychiatric ward against their will or over their protests. This civil procedure can be an extremely difficult process emotionally, but it may also be the ultimate life-saving choice. Committing an.