New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-27.11c - Patient Not Deprived Of Rights Through Receiving Assessment, Treatment.

30:4-27.11c Patient not deprived of rights through receiving assessment, treatment.

3. a. Subject to any other provisions of law and the Constitutions of New Jersey and the United States, a patient shall not be deprived of a civil right solely by reason of receiving assessment or treatment under the provisions of P.L.1987, c.116 (C.30:4-27.1 et seq.), nor shall the assessment or treatment modify or vary a legal or civil right of that patient, including, but not limited to, the right to register for and to vote at elections, or rights relating to the granting, forfeiture, or denial of a license, permit, privilege, or benefit pursuant to any law.

b.A patient shall be entitled to all rights set forth in this act and shall retain all rights not specifically denied under P.L.1987, c.116 (C.30:4-27.1 et seq.) and P.L.1989, c.170 (C.26:2H-12.7 et seq.).

c.A patient shall not be presumed to be mentally incapacitated solely because of an examination or treatment for mental illness.

d.A patient shall be entitled to a writ of habeas corpus upon proper petition by the patient, a relative, or a friend to a court of competent jurisdiction in the county in which the patient is detained and shall further be entitled to enforce, by civil action or other remedies otherwise available by common law or statute, any of the rights provided in P.L.1991, c.233 (C.30:4-27.11a et seq.).

L.1991, c.233, s.3; amended 2013, c.103, s.82.

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