New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:6c-5 - Admission For Treatment; Application; Discharge

30:6C-5. Admission for treatment; application; discharge
A person over the age of 21 years believing himself to be addicted to the use of narcotics or drugs may be admitted to any State or county institution, hospital or facility certified by the commissioner as having special facilities for the care and treatment of drug addicts and may receive treatment therein. If the individual be under the age of 21 years and unmarried then such application for his voluntary admission may be made on his behalf by a parent, guardian, next of kin, person standing in loco parentis or by any person having care, custody and control of such individual. If the superintendent or physician in charge of such hospital or facility certifies that it is in the best interest of any such drug addict, he may be retained therein for a period not exceeding 30 days for the purpose of care and treatment and thereafter until 15 days after receipt of notice in writing from such person, if he is over the age of 21 years, or if he is under such age, from the person who applied on his behalf for his admission, of intention to leave such hospital or facility. At any time prior thereto the superintendent or physician in charge upon filing his written certificate with the commissioner, may discharge any such drug addict who is recovered, or if not recovered, is not suitable for treatment in such facility or hospital.

L.1964, c. 226, s. 5.

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