Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–525. Hearing by court.

The court shall grant a hearing to a person whose continued hospitalization is ordered under section 21-524 , if he requests the hearing. The hearing shall be held within 24 hours after receipt of the request.


(Sept. 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 754, Pub. L. 89-183, § 1.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-525.

1973 Ed., § 21-525.

Law Review and Journal Commentaries Camouflaged Legitimacy: Civil Commitment, Property Rights, and Legal Isolation. Valerie L. Collins, 52 Howard Law Journal 407 (2009).

Section References

This section is referenced in § 21-526 and § 24-531.07.