339.87 Emergency detention order.

(A) When a tuberculosis control unit has reasonable grounds to believe that an individual who has, or is suspected of having, active tuberculosis poses a substantial danger to the health of other individuals, the tuberculosis control unit may issue an emergency detention order directing a sheriff or other law enforcement officer to remove the individual to a hospital or other place to be examined and treated for tuberculosis.

(B) Not later than the end of the third business day after detention of an individual under division (A) of this section, the tuberculosis control unit shall apply to the probate court of the county from which the individual was removed for a detention order under division (B) of section 339.86 of the Revised Code. If a request is not filed in that time, the individual shall be immediately released. An individual released for this reason shall not be detained by a subsequent order under division (A) of this section unless the tuberculosis control unit first obtains an order from the probate court pursuant to division (B) of section 339.86 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-10-2000.