339.86 Detaining noncomplying individual.

(A) If an individual fails to comply with an injunction issued under section 339.85 of the Revised Code, the county or district tuberculosis control unit may request that the probate court of the appropriate county issue an order under which the unit is granted the authority to detain the individual in a hospital or other place to be examined or treated for tuberculosis. In the request, the unit shall provide the following information:

(1) The name of the individual;

(2) The purpose of making the request for detention;

(3) An individualized assessment that contains a description of the circumstances and behavior of the individual that constitutes the basis for making the request;

(4) A recommendation for the length of time that the individual should be detained;

(5) A recommendation of a hospital or other place to be used for the detention.

(B) The court may issue an order for detention for an initial period of not more than one hundred eighty days. At the end of the initial period of detention, the court shall review the case and may extend the order for subsequent periods of not more than ninety days. At the end of each subsequent period of detention, the court shall review the case. When the court receives satisfactory evidence that the individual subject to the order no longer has active tuberculosis, the court shall terminate the order for detention.

(C) An individual who has been detained under this section may provide the tuberculosis control unit with the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of relatives and friends to be notified of the detention, and the unit shall notify all or a reasonable number of those individuals. An individual who has been detained shall not be subject to forcible administration of antituberculosis medication. The individual may, at any time, submit a request to the tuberculosis control unit to be released from detention.

During any proceeding pertaining to an individual's detention or proposed detention, the individual has the right to be represented by counsel. If the individual is indigent, the individual may apply for court-appointed counsel. The court may appoint counsel for the individual if it determines that the individual is indigent.

Cite as R.C. § 339.86

History. Effective Date: 10-10-2000