(3) If the juvenile court has assigned itself as temporary guardian of a minor, then
the minor is a temporary ward of the court and the court is responsible for the care and
supervision of the minor. If the court requests hospitalization of a minor who is its
temporary ward, the court shall execute an order that specifies that the court worker, as
designee of the court, has the authority to request hospitalization, authorize treatment
and releases of information, and, when necessary, consent to the use of psychotropic
medication. The name of the court worker shall be verified and documented by an
official letter which is presented to the hospital from the court and which is reissued as
designee modifications necessitate. Requests for hospitalization of a minor pursuant to
this subrule shall be in accordance with the provisions of section 498e(2) of the act. The
designee of the court shall be considered the minor's guardian.
(4) A peace officer or person in loco parentis may request emergency
hospitalization of a minor, but does not have legal authority to authorize treatment or
releases of information.
History: 1990 AACS.
R 330.4611 Preadmission evaluations.
Rule 4611. (1) A hospital shall document the basis for its determination of all of the
(a) A minor is emotionally disturbed and requires mental health treatment.
(b) A minor is expected to benefit from hospitalization.
(c) Identified appropriate alternatives to hospitalization are not available.
(2) When a county program refers a minor for admission to a hospital operated
by, or under contract with, the department or the county program, the county director is
responsible for transmitting evaluation information, in writing, to the hospital. In
addition to the information required in subrule (1) of this rule, such information shall
include all of the following:
(a) A psychosocial history.
(b) The identifying information necessary concerning both the minor and the parent
(c) The legal status of the minor with respect to the juvenile court and the
department of social services, if appropriate.
(d) Other information the county director deems appropriate.
(3) In an emergency situation, the county director shall transmit as much of the
information specified in subrules (1) and (2) of this rule as possible to the hospital when
requesting that a minor be admitted. At a minimum, such information shall contain the
basis for the determination that a minor is emotionally disturbed and an explanation
justifying the request for an emergency admission. The remaining information shall be
sent to the hospital within 7 days of admission.
History: 1990 AACS.
SUBPART 4. CHANGE IN STATUS OF HOSPITALIZATION