Codified Laws

Text Search

Enter the text to search for and click Search to get a list of statutes containing the text you entered. Tips:
  • Multiple words will be searched as a phrase. Entering Property Tax will return statutes that contain the complete phrase Property Tax.
  • Logical Operators are allowed. Hunting and Fishing will return statutes that containing both hunting and fishing. Hunting or Fishing will return statutes that contain hunting, fishing, or both.
  • Wild cards(*) are allowed. Entering Approp* will return statutes that contain Appropriation, Appropriate, Appropriated, etc..
  • Punctuation can also be used as operators. + = and, , = or. Searching for phrases that have , and will result in error unless you enclose the entire phrase in quotes.
The Filter option allows you to narrow your search results to a specific Title or Chapter. Here is a tip for using the filter option.
  • Use a dash (-) as the last character of your filter to refine searches. For example the filter "1-1" returns sections in 1-1, 1-10, 1-11, 1-12, etc. The filter "1-1-" returns only sections in Chapter 1-1.

Quick Find

Type the Statute number you are looking for in the form Title-Chapter-Section . Examples(1-1-1.1, 27A-11A-12, etc.)

The Get Statute button can be used to locate a specific statute. You may type in a title, chapter, or section number. Example: typing 1 will return the chapter list for Title 1, typing 1-1 will return the section list for chapter 1-1, typing 1-1-1 will return section 1-1-1 of the statutes.

The Get Chapter button can be used to load a complete chapter of the statutes. This function requires a title and a chapter number. Examples: 1-1, 57A-1, 1-3


27A-10-21. Referral to mobile crisis team or crisis intervention team certified law enforcement officer--Voluntary resolution or placement.

If any law enforcement officer or qualified mental health professional in a clinic or hospital has probable cause to believe that a person requires emergency nonmedical intervention pursuant to § 27A-10-1, as an alternative to a petition for commitment pursuant to chapter 27A-10, or apprehension and transfer to an appropriate regional facility pursuant to § 27A-10-3, the officer or qualified mental health professional may refer the person to any member of a mobile crisis team or crisis intervention team certified law enforcement officer. If any member of the mobile crisis team or the crisis intervention team certified law enforcement officer accepts in writing, in paper form or in electronic form, either direct supervision of the person or direct engagement with the person through real-time interactive audio and video, the member or officer may:

(1)    Resolve the intervention on a voluntary basis, at the clinic or hospital, at the person's home, or other location, or with the assistance of any public or private community service that the patient is willing to accept. Any team member may request the assistance of law enforcement for the voluntary transfer of the person; or

(2)    Direct that the law enforcement officer proceed with the apprehension of the person and transport the person to either:

(a)    An appropriate regional facility for an emergency intervention and a mental illness examination as provided in § 27A-10-6; or

(b)    An approved treatment facility offering detoxification services for chemical dependency emergencies as provided in §§ 34-20A-55 and 34-20A-56.

Source: SL 2010, ch 142, § 1; SL 2013, ch 122, § 5; SL 2020, ch 111, § 3, eff. Mar. 12, 2020.

Get Chapter 27A-10
Back to Chapter 27A-10

Click message to listen