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

An intoxicated person may be detained in an approved treatment facility for emergency treatment if the person:

(1)    Has threatened, attempted, or inflicted physical harm on oneself or on another or is likely to inflict physical harm on another unless detained;

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

(3)    Is pregnant and abusing alcohol or drugs.

    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; SL 2022, ch 108, § 5.