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What Are The Time Frames For The Marchman Act?

Within ten (10) days of filing an Petition for Involuntary Treatment, a hearing must be held. If an emergency condition exists and is asserted in the petition, a decision is made ex-parte (without hearing) by the court based solely on...

Assessment, Stabilization and Treatment

The new Petition for Involuntary Treatment in compliance with the latest changes in the law effective July 1st 2024, as well as other forms, can be found at wwwmarchmanactforms.com. Also, the clerk of the court in the county where the...

Involuntary Services

An Involuntary Services Petition seeks the respondent ordered to comply with long term treatment recommendations for up to 90 days. The court is generally not concerned with the level of care or the location of treatment. The courts concern is...

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Level Of Care And Extension Of Services Order

The treatment professionals recommend the level of care for the respondent during the assessment. The clinicians may increase or decrease the level of care at any time. Often, a respondent, based on their participation (or, lack thereof) may start at...