Kings County (Brooklyn): Mental Hygiene Warrant procedure information provided by: LifeNet, a program of the Mental Health Association of New York City

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 8-2 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.

Alias:
Mental Hygiene Warrant/Brooklyn

Area(s) Served:
Serves Brooklyn

Target Group:
Information And Referral; Mental Health Warrant; No Fee; 4361427

Fees:
Free

Application Process:
See above description

Eligibility Requirements:
individuals with severe psychiatric symptoms who are at risk to themselves or others and are non-compliant with attempts by family to obtain treatment

ADAAccess:
Yes

Transportation:
R,2,3,4,5 Trains

Record last updated: Oct 7 2014 9:34AM
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  • Brooklyn Supreme Court: 360 Adams St
    2nd Floor, Room 285
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Phone Numbers

  • 347-296-1262
  • Alternate Phone Number
    347-296-1757

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2/7/2014 6:19:07 AM

This sentence is confusing, “It is important to remember that the police will only be able to bring the patient to court on a 8-2 weekday between the hours of 8AM and 2PM excluding holidays.” It is a good support for family, but very lenghty.
 
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