Health & Safety Code Section 462.022
Voluntary Admission of Minor
(a)A facility may admit a minor for treatment and rehabilitation if:
(1)the facility is:
(A)a treatment facility licensed by the department to provide the necessary services to minors;
(B)a facility licensed by the department under Title 7; or
(C)a facility operated by the department under Title 7 that has been designated by the department to provide chemical dependency treatment;
(2)the admission is appropriate under the facility’s admission policies; and
(3)the admission is requested by:
(A)a parent, managing conservator, or guardian of the minor; or
(B)the minor, without parental consent, if the minor is 16 years of age or older.
(b)The admission of a minor under Subsection (a) is considered a voluntary admission.
(c)A person or agency appointed as the guardian or a managing conservator of a minor and acting as an employee or agent of the state or a political subdivision of the state may request admission of the minor only with the minor’s consent.
(d)In this section, “minor” means an individual younger than 18 years of age for whom the disabilities of minority have not been removed.
Section 462.022 — Voluntary Admission of Minor,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.462.htm#462.022 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).