§ 9.01 Definitions
§ 9.03 Admission to a Hospital
§ 9.05 Examining Physicians and Medical Certificates
§ 9.07 Notice to All Patients of Their Rights and of the Availability of the Mental Hygiene Legal Service
§ 9.09 Notices to Mental Hygiene Legal Service Concerning Minors
§ 9.11 Patients’ Records
§ 9.13 Voluntary Admissions
§ 9.15 Informal Admissions
§ 9.17 Voluntary and Informal Admissions; Suitability
§ 9.19 Voluntary and Informal Admissions; Notices
§ 9.21 Voluntary and Informal Admissions; Encouragement of
§ 9.23 Voluntary and Informal Admissions; Conversion to
§ 9.25 Voluntary and Informal Admissions; Review of Status
§ 9.27 Involuntary Admission On Medical Certification
§ 9.29 Involuntary Admission On Medical Certification; Notice of Admission to Patients and Others
§ 9.31 Involuntary Admission On Medical Certification; Patient’s Right to a Hearing
§ 9.33 Court Authorization to Retain An Involuntary Patient
§ 9.35 Review of Court Authorization to Retain An Involuntary Patient
§ 9.37 Involuntary Admission On Certificate of a Director of Community Services or His Designee
§ 9.39 Emergency Admissions for Immediate Observation, Care, and Treatment
§ 9.40 Emergency Observation, Care and Treatment in Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs
§ 9.41 Emergency Admissions for Immediate Observation, Care, and Treatment; Powers of Certain Peace Officers and Police Officers
§ 9.43 Emergency Admissions for Immediate Observation, Care, and Treatment; Powers of Courts
§ 9.45 Emergency Admissions for Immediate Observation, Care, and Treatment; Powers of Directors of Community Services
§ 9.46 Reports of Substantial Risk or Threat of Harm by Mental Health Professionals
§ 9.47 Duties of Local Officers in Regard to Their Mentally Ill
§ 9.48 Duties of Directors of Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs
§ 9.49 Transfer of Juvenile Delinquents
§ 9.51 Residential Treatment Facilities for Children and Youth; Admissions
§ 9.53 Children in the Custody of Social Services Officials or the Division for Youth
§ 9.55 Emergency Admissions for Immediate Observation, Care and Treatment; Powers of Qualified Psychiatrists
§ 9.57 Emergency Admissions for Immediate Observation, Care and Treatment; Powers of Emergency Room Physicians
§ 9.58 Transport for Evaluation; Powers of Approved Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams
§ 9.59 Immunity From Liability
§ 9.60 Assisted Outpatient Treatment
§ 9.63 Transportation of Persons to or Between Hospitals

Terms Used In New York Laws > Mental Hygiene > Title B > Article 9

  • affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Commissioner: means the head of the office of mental health. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 7.03
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • director of community services: means the director of community services for the mentally disabled appointed pursuant to article forty-one of this chapter. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.01
  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in need of care and treatment: means that a person has a mental illness for which in-patient care and treatment in a hospital is appropriate. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.01
  • in need of involuntary care and treatment: means that a person has a mental illness for which care and treatment as a patient in a hospital is essential to such person's welfare and whose judgment is so impaired that he is unable to understand the need for such care and treatment. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.01
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Likelihood to result in serious harm: as used in this article shall mean:

    1. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.39

  • likely to result in serious harm: means (a) a substantial risk of physical harm to the person as manifested by threats of or attempts at suicide or serious bodily harm or other conduct demonstrating that the person is dangerous to himself or herself, or (b) a substantial risk of physical harm to other persons as manifested by homicidal or other violent behavior by which others are placed in reasonable fear of serious physical harm. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.01
  • need for retention: means that a person who has been admitted to a hospital pursuant to this article is in need of involuntary care and treatment in a hospital for a further period. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.01
  • Office: means the office of mental health. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 7.03
  • oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • qualified psychiatrist: means a physician licensed to practice medicine in New York state who: (a) is a diplomate of the American board of psychiatry and neurology or is eligible to be certified by that board; or (b) is certified by the American osteopathic board of neurology and psychiatry or is eligible to be certified by that board. See N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law 9.01
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • testify: Answer questions in court.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.