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You may be able to fight the committal order of court. I would need to know some of the background facts.
Was this initially a voluntary committal or involuntary committal order of the court, in other words who signed the initial order of committal ?
What is the current status of your child ? Is he in custody by court order ?
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I reviewed Montana's laws on the committal and discharge of mentally ill persons.
Presuming an order for his committal has been made, he should be discharged at the end of the period stated in the order or he can also be granted an early discharge by a supervising doctor.
The law is outlined here :53-21-181. Discharge during or at end of initial commitment period -- patient's right to referral. (1) At any time within the period of commitment provided for in 53-21-127, the patient may be discharged on the written order of the professional person in charge of the patient. If the patient is not discharged within the period of commitment and if the term is not extended as provided for in 53-21-128, the patient must be discharged by the facility at the end of the period of commitment without further order of the court.
Your SOn also has the right to appeal an order to the Supreme Court within 90 days of the order.
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