229.26  Exclusive procedure for involuntary hospitalization.

Sections 229.6 through 229.19 constitute the exclusive procedure for involuntary hospitalization of persons by reason of serious mental impairment in this state, except that this chapter does not negate the provisions of section 904.503 relating to transfer of prisoners with mental illness to state hospitals for persons with mental illness and does not apply to commitments of persons under chapter 812 or the rules of criminal procedure, Iowa court rules, third edition, or negate the provisions of section 232.51 relating to disposition of children with mental illness or mental retardation.

Section History: Early form

  [C77, 79, 81, § 229.26]

Section History: Recent form

  84 Acts, ch 1323, § 3; 85 Acts, ch 21, §36; 87 Acts, ch 90, § 4; 88 Acts, ch 1134, § 45; 96 Acts, ch 1129, § 58

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