Upon delivery to a peace officer of a petition and a physician’s or licensed psychologist’s clinical certificate, the peace officer shall take the individual named in the petition into protective custody and transport the individual immediately to the preadmission screening unit or hospital designated by the community mental health services program for hospitalization under section 423. If the individual taken to a preadmission screening unit meets the requirements for hospitalization, then unless the community mental health services program makes other transportation arrangements, the peace officer shall take the individual to a hospital designated by the community mental health services program. Transportation to another hospital due to a transfer is the responsibility of the community mental health services program.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 330.1426

  • Clinical certificate: means the written conclusion and statements of a physician or a licensed psychologist that an individual is a person requiring treatment, together with the information and opinions, in reasonable detail, that underlie the conclusion, on the form prescribed by the department or on a substantially similar form. See Michigan Laws 330.1400
  • Preadmission screening unit: means a service component of a community mental health services program established under section 409. See Michigan Laws 330.1400