Can a treatment order be extended under the Marchman Act?

A treatment order can be extended. Typically, the order is for 60 days. However, if the 60-day period is insufficient to address the respondent’s substance abuse issue, that period can be extended for 90-day increments. Typically, if you’re using an attorney, that attorney will use a court certified interventionist who can report to the court that the 60-day period is insufficient and then make recommendations to the court on behalf of the petitioner that it would be in the respondent’s best interest to have an additional 90-day period of substance abuse treatment.

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