S.P. 493 - L.D. 1487
An Act To Allow Judges' Faxed Signatures in Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment Proceedings
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 34-B MRSA §3863, sub-§3, ¶A, as amended by PL 1993, c. 596, §3, is further amended to read:
A. If the judge or justice finds the application and accompanying certificate to be regular and in accordance with the law, the judge or justice shall endorse them and promptly send them to the admitting mental hospital. For purposes of carrying out the provisions of this section, an endorsement transmitted by facsimile machine has the same legal effect and validity as the original endorsement signed by the judge or justice.
Effective September 13, 2003, unless otherwise indicated.
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