253B.064 COURT-ORDERED EARLY INTERVENTION; PRELIMINARY
Subdivision 1. General.
(a) An interested person may apply to the designated agency for
early intervention of a proposed patient in the county of the patient's residence or presence. If the
designated agency determines that early intervention may be appropriate, a prepetition screening
report must be prepared pursuant to section
253B.07, subdivision 1
. The county attorney may file
a petition for early intervention following the procedures of section
253B.07, subdivision 2
(b) The proposed patient is entitled to representation by counsel, pursuant to section
253B.03, subdivision 9
. The proposed patient shall be examined by an examiner, and has the right
to a second independent examiner, pursuant to section
253B.07, subdivisions 3 and 5
Subd. 2. Prehearing examination; failure to appear.
If a proposed patient fails to appear
for the examination, the court may:
(1) reschedule the examination; or
(2) deem the failure to appear as a waiver of the proposed patient's right to an examination
and consider the failure to appear when deciding the merits of the petition for early intervention.
Subd. 3. County option.
Nothing in sections
requires a county to
use early intervention procedures.
History: 1997 c 217 art 1 s 36