Texas Health and Safety Code
Sec. § 574.082
Pass or Furlough From Inpatient Care


(a)

The facility administrator may permit a patient admitted to the facility under an order for temporary or extended inpatient mental health services to leave the facility under a pass or furlough.

(b)

A pass authorizes the patient to leave the facility for not more than 72 hours. A furlough authorizes the patient to leave for a longer period.

(c)

The pass or furlough may be subject to specified conditions.

(d)

When a patient is furloughed, the facility administrator shall notify the court that issued the commitment order.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
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