Order for Evaluation
Mental Illness - Alcohol- Drug Abuse
The Probate Court exercises jurisdiction over the examination and treatment of persons with mental illness. The Probate Judge may issue an Order commanding any peace officer to take such person into custody and deliver him/her to the nearest emergency receiving facility for examination. This Order is commonly referred to as an "Order to Apprehend," because it directs law enforcement to apprehend the person and take them for examination. The Order is directed to any peace officer and is delivered to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, where it is valid for seven (7) days after the date of issuance. The Court does not issue orders for persons currently incarcerated or in the hospital, as there are remedies available. An Order to Apprehend issued by the Probate Court is for an evaluation only. It is not a guarantee of treatment or admittance into any hospital or facility.