229.6  Application for order of involuntary hospitalization.

Proceedings for the involuntary hospitalization of an individual may be commenced by any interested person by filing a verified application with the clerk of the district court of the county where the respondent is presently located, or which is the respondent's place of residence. The clerk, or the clerk's designee, shall assist the applicant in completing the application. The application shall:

1.  State the applicant's belief that the respondent is seriously mentally impaired.

2.  State any other pertinent facts.

3.  Be accompanied by:

a.  A written statement of a licensed physician in support of the application; or

b.  One or more supporting affidavits otherwise corroborating the application; or

c.  Corroborative information obtained and reduced to writing by the clerk or the clerk's designee, but only when circumstances make it infeasible to comply with, or when the clerk considers it appropriate to supplement the information supplied pursuant to, either paragraph "a" or paragraph "b" of this subsection.

Section History: Early form

  [R60, § 1480; C73, § 1399; C97, § 2264; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3544; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, § 229.1; C77, 79, 81, § 229.6]

Internal References

  Referred to in § 218.92, 222.7, 222.55, 225.11, 226.31, 227.10, 227.15, 229.1, 229.6A, 229.19, 229.22, 229.24, 229.26, 229.27, 229.38


  Summary of involuntary commitment procedures available from clerk; see §229.45

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