Section 7 - Special Situations

Section 7 - Special Situations

Inpatient Mental Health Treatment and Substance Abuse

  • If a child wants to voluntarily check him or herself into an inpatient mental health facility or substance abuse treatment program, you (medical consenter) do not have the right to consent in this matter.
  • The child may be admitted on a voluntary basis with his or her consent (regardless of age) and the DFPS representative's consent.
  • A child who is at least 16 years old may seek voluntary admission in an inpatient mental health facility and be admitted without DFPS consent.