Involuntary Commitment of an Individual with Mental Illness

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Lapeer Probate Court requires you to start with

Lapeer County Community Mental Health

1505 Suncrest Drive

Lapeer, Michigan 48446


They will assist in the process and completing documentation and if the indivudal is in need of an assessment and treatment.

The Probate Court assists with mentally ill patients when a Petition/Application for Hospitalization  (PCM 201) is filed with the Court requesting a transport order for an individual to be examined by a physician or licensed psychologist. A Supplemental Petition for Application for Hospitalization and Order for Examination (PCM 209) is also required to be executed by the Petitioner.

If the Court receives a Petition/Application for Hospitalization (PCM201) and 2 Clinical Certificates (PCM 208) from a hospital, an attorney is appointed to represent an individual who is the subject of the Petition for the Court proceedings.  The attorney will assist the individual in understanding their rights and process.  The individual may defer and agree to the commitment to the hospital or request a hearing of which shall be set within 7 days of filing of the petition.