Probate Court

Mental Health Proceedings - Court Orders

Possible Dispositions:

Discharge and withdrawal:

If the physician at the hospital or facility does not find probable cause to hold an individual at the hospital or facility, the physician will   discharge the individual. The Court is notified of the discharge and the Petition for Mental Health Treatment will be withdrawn and the   hearing will be cancelled.

Hospitalization:

If the Court finds probable cause and findings at the hearing, the Court may order the individual to be hospitalized   for up to a set amount of days.

Alternative treatment:

If the Court finds probable cause and findings at the hearing, the Court may order an individual to alternative   treatment for up to a set amount of days

Combination hospitalization and alternative treatment:

If the Court finds probable cause and findings at the hearing, the Court may order an individual to be      hospitalized for up to a set amount of days AND alternative treatment.

Denial of Petition:

If at the Court does not find probable cause and findings at the hearing, the Court will deny the Petition for Mental   Health Treatment and the individual will be released (if hospitalized).