Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 351.014
Holding Insane Persons


(a)

A person suspected to be or adjudged insane may not be held in a county jail unless the person:

(1)

demonstrates homicidal tendencies; and

(2)

must be restrained from committing acts of violence against other persons.

(b)

A person requiring restraint under this section may be held in a county jail for not more than 24 hours. The person shall be kept under observation at all times.

(c)

At the end of the 24-hour period, the person shall be released or taken to a hospital or mental hospital.

(d)

A person held under this section shall be kept in a special enclosure or room for that purpose. The special enclosure or room must have:

(1)

a clear floor area of 40 square feet or more;

(2)

a ceiling height above the floor of eight feet or more; and

(3)

a soft covering on the floor and walls, designed to protect a violent person from self-injury or destruction.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 952, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 351.014 — Holding Insane Persons, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­351.­htm#351.­014 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

351.001
Duty to Provide Jails
351.002
Jail Standards
351.003
Exemption
351.004
Structural and Maintenance Requirements
351.007
Space Requirements
351.008
Access to Day Room
351.009
Safety Vestibule
351.010
Sanitation and Health Requirements
351.011
Furnishings of Cells, Compartments, and Dormitories
351.012
Furnishings of Day Rooms
351.013
Bunks
351.014
Holding Insane Persons
351.015
Enforcement
351.031
Contract
351.032
Location of Facility
351.033
Financing
351.034
Administrator
351.0035
Temporary Housing
351.035
Duties
351.0036
Housing of Correctional Program Participants
351.041
Sheriff
351.042
Jail Administrator in Bexar County
351.043
Federal Prisoners
351.044
Prisoner in Another County’s Jail
351.045
Employment of Health Care Providers
351.046
Notice to Certain Governmental Entities
351.047
Assistance with Reinstatement of Benefits
351.048
Duties Following Miscarriage or Physical or Sexual Assault of Pregnant Prisoner
351.061
Authority to Contract
351.062
Fees
351.063
Services by Sheriff or County Official
351.064
Use of Deputies
351.065
Reports by Deputies
351.066
Duties in Area Served by Municipal Police
351.067
Municipal Approval of Contract Covering Area Within Municipality
351.081
Establishment in Populous Counties
351.082
Appointment of Chief
351.083
Law Enforcement Services in County Parks
351.084
Staff
351.101
Authority to Contract
351.102
Additional Authority to Contract
351.103
Contract Requirements
351.104
Sovereign Immunity Inapplicable
351.121
Definitions
351.122
Eligible Counties
351.123
Petition
351.124
Hearing
351.125
Granting or Denying Petition
351.126
Appointment of Temporary Directors
351.127
Confirmation Election
351.128
Bond and Tax Proposition
351.129
Board of Directors
351.130
Method of Election
351.131
Oath
351.132
General Manager
351.133
District Office
351.134
Contracts
351.135
General Powers
351.136
Acquisition of Property for Site
351.137
Construction Contracts
351.138
Contractor’s Bond
351.139
Monitoring Construction Work
351.140
Payment for Construction Work
351.141
Final Approval and Conveyance by Board
351.142
Responsibilities of Receiving County
351.143
Changes and Additions to Facilities
351.145
Fiscal Year
351.146
Depository
351.147
Investments
351.148
Repayment of Organizational Expenses
351.149
Issuance of Bonds
351.150
Manner of Repayment of Bonds
351.151
Bond and Tax Election
351.152
Form of Bonds
351.153
Provisions of Bonds
351.154
Approval by Attorney General
351.155
Refunding Bonds
351.156
Bonds as Investments
351.157
Tax Status of Bonds
351.158
Levy of Taxes
351.159
Dissolution of District
351.181
Establishment
351.182
Powers and Duties of Sheriff
351.183
Programs
351.184
Certification
351.185
Payment of State Aid
351.186
Reports
351.201
County Jail Industries Program
351.202
Revenue
351.251
Definitions
351.252
Establishment
351.253
Presiding Officer
351.254
Meetings
351.255
Vacancies
351.256
Adult Sexual Assault Response Protocol
351.257
Report
351.258
Meetings and Records
351.0415
Commissary Operation by Sheriff or Private Vendor
351.901
Donation to Certain Crime Stoppers and Crime Prevention Organizations
351.902
Bureau of Criminal Identification
351.904
Electronic Monitoring Program
351.1035
Disadvantaged Businesses
351.04155
Commissary Operation by Sheriff in Certain Counties

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 351.014’s source at texas​.gov