What happens once the hearing is set?

Once the hearing is set, an attorney will be appointed for person alleged to be in need of treatment unless that person is privately represented. 

Once the Petition is filed, and if the person is deemed clinically suitable, the individual may decide to sign a Formal Voluntary Admission Application. The individual may also request to defer the hearing at a deferral conference or stipulate to a treatment order.  

The individual may also demand a jury at any time up to the time of the first hearing. If the person does demand a jury, the hearing will be adjourned until a jury may be convened. 

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1. Do I have to be a relative to commit someone to the hospital?
2. What is a "person requiring treatment"?
3. How do I file a Petition?
4. Is there a filing fee?
5. What happens after the "pick-up order" is signed by a judge?
6. What happens if the pick-up order expires?
7. What happens after the person is picked up and brought to the hospital?
8. What is a clinical certificate?
9. How does the person find out about the Petition?
10. When is the hearing set?
11. What happens once the hearing is set?
12. What is a Deferral Conference?
13. What happens if the person is non-compliant during the Deferral period?
14. What does it mean if the person stipulates?
15. What happens at the hearing?
16. What does it mean if the Petition is granted?
17. What if the person does not comply with treatment?
18. What happens if the person will need treatment longer than the initial treatment period?