When Does 72 Hour Clock Start? – Del Norte County

Del Norte

It is Del Norte’s interpretation that the 72 hour countdown does not officially begin until the individual is admitted into a designated Psychiatric Health Facility, designated Acute Psychiatric Hospital, or inpatient psychiatric unit in a General Acute Care Hospital and are assessed by that staff and found to meet criteria and placed on a WIC 5151.

Del Norte County does not have a designated Psychiatric Health Facility, designated Acute Psychiatric Hospital, or inpatient psychiatric unit in a General Acute Care Hospital; instead it works with psychiatric facilities for admission to those units.