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Title 18 : Health


(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 7613)
  • § 7613. Notice- Appointment of counsel

    (a) When the application is filed, the court shall appoint counsel for the proposed patient and transmit a copy of the application, the physician's certificate, if any, and a notice of hearing to the proposed patient, his or her attorney, guardian, or any person having custody and control of the proposed patient, the State's Attorney, or the Attorney General, and any other person the court believes has a concern for the proposed patient's welfare. A copy of the notice of hearing shall also be transmitted to the applicant and certifying physician.

    (b) The notice of hearing shall set forth the date and time of the hearing and shall contain a list of the proposed patient's rights at the hearing.

    (c) If the court has reason to believe that notice to the proposed patient will be likely to cause injury to the proposed patient or others, it shall direct the proposed patient's counsel to give the proposed patient oral notice prior to written notice under circumstances most likely to reduce likelihood of injury. (Added 1977, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 20.)