The emergency delegate is available 24/7. The delegate will complete an interview with the person who completes the application determining the need for emergency treatment. If the delegate determines there are grounds, the petition is completed along with a warrant that is delivered to the police.
The police then pick up and transport the individual to the emergency room where the doctor makes the final determination as to the need for admission (emergency treatment).
If emergency treatment is needed, the delegate then reads the individual his/her rights and begins to make referrals to various inpatient hospital settings until one is located. This may include gaining prior authorization with insurance companies.