Involuntary admission: Hearing on petition; notice. Immediately after receiving the petition, the clerk of the district court shall transmit the petition to the district judge, who shall:
1. Determine whether appropriate space and programs are available for the person at the mental retardation center to which it is proposed that the person be admitted; and
2. If appropriate space and programs are available, set a time and place for a hearing on the petition.
ÊThe hearing must be held within 7 calendar days after the date when the petition was filed. The clerk of the court shall give notice of the hearing to the person who is the subject of the petition, his attorney, if known, the petitioner and the administrative officer of the mental retardation center to which it is proposed that the person be admitted.
Last modified: February 27, 2006