229.7  Service of notice upon respondent.

Upon the filing of an application for involuntary hospitalization, the clerk shall docket the case and immediately notify a district court judge, district associate judge, or magistrate who is admitted to the practice of law in this state, who shall review the application and accompanying documentation. If the application is adequate as to form, the court may set a time and place for a hearing on the application, if feasible, but the hearing shall not be held less than forty-eight hours after notice to the respondent unless the respondent waives such minimum prior notice requirement. The court shall direct the clerk to send copies of the application and supporting documentation, together with a notice informing the respondent of the procedures required by this chapter, to the sheriff or the sheriff's deputy for immediate service upon the respondent. If the respondent is taken into custody under section 229.11, service of the application, documentation and notice upon the respondent shall be made at the time the respondent is taken into custody.

Section History: Early form

  [R60, § 1480; C73, § 1400; C97, § 2265; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 3545; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, § 229.2; C77, 79, 81, § 229.7]

Section History: Recent form

  91 Acts, ch 108, §4

Internal References

  Referred to in § 218.92, 222.7, 222.55, 226.31, 227.10, 227.15, 229.19, 229.21, 229.22, 229.24, 229.26, 229.38, 229.45, 331.653

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