Who can file petitions for an adult under the Marchman Act?

The Marchman Act statute provides for several different types of individuals to be able to file a petition. It could be three friends. It could be family. It could be a spouse. It could be a legal guardian. It could even be a licensed practitioner. Any of those individuals can file a petition with the court asking that the court order somebody to come in before the court to be assessed, to be stabilized and ultimately to undergo substance abuse treatment.

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