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Title 18 : Health


(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 7618)
  • § 7618. Order; nonhospitalization

    (a) If the court finds that a treatment program other than hospitalization is adequate to meet the person's treatment needs, the court shall order the person to receive whatever treatment other than hospitalization is appropriate for a period of 90 days.

    (b) If at any time during the specified period it comes to the attention of the court either that the patient is not complying with the order or that the alternative treatment has not been adequate to meet the patient's treatment needs, the court may, after proper hearing:

    (1) Consider other alternatives, modify its original order, and direct the patient to undergo another program of alternative treatment for the remainder of the 90-day period; or

    (2) Enter a new order directing that the patient be hospitalized for the remainder of the 90-day period. (Added 1977, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 25.)