Article - Health - General
Within 12 hours of notification by a physician, licensed psychologist, or psychiatric nurse practitioner who has certified an individual under this part, a facility operated by the Maryland Department of Health shall receive and evaluate the individual certified for involuntary admission if:
(1) The individual’s involuntary admission is not limited by § 10–617 of this subtitle;
(2) An application for admission has been completed;
(3) A certifying physician, psychologist, or psychiatric nurse practitioner is unable to place the individual in a facility not operated by the Department; and
(4) The Department is unable to provide for the placement of the person other than in a facility operated by the Department.