CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
16-2409. Conversion from involuntary to voluntary status. Upon approval by the court, a child who is subject to involuntary treatment under this chapter may at any time convert to a voluntary status if informed consent to treatment can be obtained from his parent or guardian. The court shall approve conversion from involuntary to voluntary status if the court finds that:
(1) (a) The child is not likely to cause harm to himself or suffer substantial mental or physical deterioration; and
(b) The child is not likely to cause harm to others; or
(2) The conversion from involuntary to voluntary status is in the best interests of the child and consistent with the requirements of public safety.
[16-2409, added 1997, ch. 404, sec. 1, p. 1287; am. 2005, ch. 307, sec. 2, p. 957.]