|(a) A person with a mental illness or an intellectual
or developmental disability who is involuntarily committed by another
state and who transfers to Texas may be detained for up to 96 hours.
To detain a person for more than 96 hours, one of the following must
(1) a voluntary admission to a Texas state hospital
(2) an order of protective custody; or
(3) a commitment order of a Texas court.
(b) An appropriate court in the county of a state hospital
or local authority's service area may conduct commitment proceedings
of a person transferred to the state hospital or local authority from
(c) Court commitment of a person with intellectual
and developmental disabilities to an SSLC is governed by Texas Health
and Safety Code §593.041 and §593.052.
(d) Voluntary admission of a person with an intellectual
and developmental disability to an SSLC is governed by Texas Health
and Safety Code Chapter 593, Subchapters A and B and 40 TAC Chapter
2, subchapter F (relating to Continuity of Services--State Facilities).
(e) Voluntary admission of a person with mental illness
to a state hospital is governed by Chapter 306, subchapter D of this
title (relating to Mental Health Services--Admission, Continuity,
and Discharge) and Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 572.