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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 189 : Release and Discharge

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 8009)
  • § 8009. Administrative discharge

    (a) The head of the hospital may at any time discharge a voluntary or judicially hospitalized patient whom he or she deems clinically suitable for discharge.

    (b) The head of the hospital shall discharge a judicially hospitalized patient when the patient is no longer a patient in need of further treatment. When a judicially hospitalized patient is discharged, the head of the hospital shall notify the applicant, the certifying physician, the Family Division of the Superior Court, and anyone who was notified at the time the patient was hospitalized.

    (c) A person responsible for providing treatment other than hospitalization to an individual ordered to undergo a program of alternative treatment, under section 7618 or 7621 of this title, may terminate the alternative treatment to the individual if the provider of this alternative treatment considers the individual clinically suitable for termination of treatment. Upon termination of alternative treatment, the Family Division of the Superior Court shall be so notified by the provider of the alternative treatment. (Added 1977, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 34; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 150c.)