Mental Health Proceeding
Requests for Involuntary Mental Health Treatment are processed through the Probate Court under the provisions of the Mental Health Code. Specifically, the Lapeer County Probate Court has jurisdiction over any resident of the county or an individual that is found in Lapeer County. When a petition for mental health treatment is filed along with the required accompanying documentation, a hearing will be schedule and notice will be provided to all interested parties. An attorney will be appointed for the individual. If the Court determines the person meets the statutory definition of a “Person Requiring Treatment,” the Court may enter a combined order of hospitalization for a period time or take part in Assisted Outpatient Treatment.
If anyone in the public witness an individual in need of potential treatment and refuses to participate voluntarily an Order for Examination/Transport can be requested.
**THIS PROCESS MUST START WITH LAPEER COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH LOCATED AT 1570 SUNCREST DR. LAPEER, MICHIGAN. (810) 667-0500 THE TRIAGE UNIT WILL ASSIST IN DRAFTING ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO BE FILED WITH LAPEER PROBATE COURT. **
A minor’s parent or guardian may request voluntary hospitalization of a minor without Court involvement. However, the Court will become involved if a Petition and Order Regarding Transport of Minor, PCM 240 is filed. The request may be granted if the court is satisfied that a reasonable effort was made to transport the minor. The Order for Transport allows a peace officer to take the minor into protective custody and transport the minor to the designated hospital for evaluation and/or hospitalization. Following admission to the hospital, the minor can object to hospitalization. After the Court has received the objection, an attorney will be appointed for the minor, and a hearing will be held within seven (7) days.