§ 55.11 Mental Illness Determination; Examination
§ 55.12 Initiation of Commitment Proceedings
§ 55.13 Commitment Proceedings in Juvenile Court
§ 55.14 Referral for Commitment Proceedings
§ 55.15 Standards of Care; Expiration of Court Order for Mental Health Services
§ 55.16 Order for Mental Health Services; Stay of Proceedings
§ 55.17 Mental Health Services Not Ordered; Dissolution of Stay
§ 55.18 Discharge From Mental Health Facility Before Reaching 18 Years of Age
§ 55.19 Transfer to Criminal Court On 18Th Birthday

Terms Used In Texas Family Code Chapter 55 > Subchapter B - Child With Mental Illness

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005