Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 571.0165
Extension of Detention Period


If extremely hazardous weather conditions exist or a disaster occurs, the judge of a court having jurisdiction of a proceeding under Chapters 572 (Voluntary Mental Health Services), 573 (Emergency Detention), 574 (Court-ordered Mental Health Services), and 575 (Admission and Transfer Procedures for Inpatient Services) or a magistrate appointed by the judge may by written order made each day extend the period during which the person may be detained under those chapters until 4 p.m. on the first succeeding business day.


The written order must declare that an emergency exists because of the weather or the occurrence of a disaster.


This section does not apply to a situation for which a specific procedure is prescribed by this subtitle for extending the detention period because of extremely hazardous weather conditions or the occurrence of a disaster.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 6.43, eff. Aug. 30, 1993.

Source: Section 571.0165 — Extension of Detention Period, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­571.­htm#571.­0165 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 571.0165’s source at texas​.gov