34-20A-63Emergency commitment--Grounds.

An intoxicated person who:

(1)    Has threatened, attempted, or inflicted physical harm on himself or herself or on another or is likely to inflict physical harm on another unless committed; or

(2)    Is incapacitated by the effects of alcohol or drugs; or

(3)    Is pregnant and abusing alcohol or drugs;

may be committed to an approved treatment facility for emergency treatment. A refusal to undergo treatment does not constitute evidence of lack of judgment as to the need for treatment.

Source: SL 1974, ch 240, § 11 (a); SL 1985, ch 277, § 14; SL 1998, ch 204, § 1.