5123.77 Temporary holding.

(A) Pending removal to an institution, a person taken into custody or ordered to be institutionalized pursuant to this chapter may be held in the person's home, a certified foster home, licensed rest or nursing home, a county home, or a facility used for detention, but the person shall be kept separate from persons charged with or convicted of penal offenses.

(B) Whenever any person is taken into custody under this chapter, the person in charge of the institution or facility in which that person is temporarily held under division (A) of this section immediately shall notify that person's legal guardian, spouse, or next of kin and the person's counsel, if such can be ascertained.

Effective Date: 01-01-2001.