Mental Health Proceedings
The Allegan County Probate Court hears petitions for hospitalization for individuals alleged to be mentally ill and who are a significant danger to themselves or others. MCL § 330.1438. Hearings must be convened within 7 days of filing of a petition for hospitalization, excluding Sundays and holidays. MCL § 330.1452. Additionally, an attorney must be appointed to represent the individual, if he or she does not have his or her own attorney.
Hearings are held every week at the mental treatment facilities in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and as needed at Holland Hospital.
To obtain assistance in filing a petition for hospitalization, contact Allegan County Community Mental Health Services at:
269-673-0202 or 1-888-354-0596.