Outpatient Only Commitments
All outpatient affidavits filed by individuals must be filed in person and in the county of residence of the alleged psychiatrically ill person. Please click here for Outpatient Only Commitment forms. Any affidavit for Outpatient Only Commitments must be accompanied by a doctor's statement verifying the allegation and facts contained in the affidavit. There is a charge of $25.00, Cash or Credit Card ONLY (personal checks are not accepted), for filing the affidavit. There is a $1.00 convenience fee for credit card payments. All filings must be completed within the Court by 4:00 PM.
After the affidavit is filed, a hearing will be set within 5 days and will be held in the Probate Court hearing room at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare. The Probate Court's Bailiff will serve the alleged mentally ill person (respondent) with a summons and notice of hearing. The Court will not be issuing orders to have the alleged mentally ill person picked up and transported to the hearing.
When the affidavit is heard by the Court, the case for commitment will be presented by an attorney for the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board.