Kings County (Brooklyn): Mental Hygiene Warrant Procedure
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The Mental Hygiene Warrant (Involuntary Psychiatric Evaluation Section: 9.43) is intended for individuals with severe psychiatric symptoms who are at risk to themselves or others and are non-compliant with attempts by family to obtain treatment. 1. The family should be reminded to bring all important documentation with them when attempting to attain a warrant for a family member. If there is no such documentation the family can document the behavior of the person in question that indicates he or she is in dire need of psychiatric intervention. 2. Families need to go to the Brooklyn Supreme Court at 360 Adams Street and proceed to the 2nd Floor, Room: 285, where they will fill out an application for the warrant. 3. Once you obtain the warrant from the Court, it needs to be brought to your local Police Precinct that same morning or the next morning. It is important to remember that the police will only be able to bring the patient to court on a weekday between the hours of 8AM and 2PM excluding holidays. The judge will then determine whether the patient can be involuntarily brought to a psychiatric emergency room for evaluation. 4. The warrant is good for thirty days. 5. There is no fee for obtaining the warrant.
Mental Hygiene Warrant/Brooklyn
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Individuals, age 18+, with severe psychiatric symptoms who are at risk to themselves or others and are non-compliant with attempts by family to obtain treatment
Record last updated:
May 11 2015 10:27AM