Under existing law, the juvenile courts have jurisdiction over persons who are under the age of 18 years, while the age of majority is 19 years
Under existing law, the probate court has jurisdiction over the commitment to the State Department of Mental Health of all persons who are not minors or children
This bill would specify that the existing law specifying the procedure in the probate court for committing an adult to the State Department of Mental Health applies to persons age 18 and over
Relating to commitment proceedings; to amend Section 22-52-16, Code of Alabama 1975, to specify that the procedure in the probate court for committing an adult to the State Department of Mental Health applies to persons age 18 and older.
|April 7, 2016||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Hearing||April 20, 2016||Room 200 at 14:30||House JUDY Hearing|
|Bill Text||HB504 Alabama 2016 Session - Introduced|