Part I. General and Administrative Provisions


334-1 Definitions

334-2 Mental health system

334-2.5 Contracts for facilities and services

334-2.7 Development or expansion of a forensic facility of

the department of health

334-3 Functions of department in mental health

334-3.5 Employment program for the chronically mentally

ill established

334-4 Personnel for mental health program

334-5 Confidentiality of records

334-6 Fees; payment of expenses for treatment services

334-7 Donations or grants to department

334-8 Agreements

334-9 Rules

334-10 State council on mental health

334-11 Service area boards

334-12 Bilingual mental health services

334-13 Representative payee program

334-14 Group homes for substance abusers; source of funds;

disposition of receipts

334-15 Mental health and substance abuse special fund;


334-16 Annual report; forensic patient data


Part II. Operation of Psychiatric Facilities

334-21 Licensing of psychiatric facilities

334-22 Penalty

334-23 Money belonging to patients

334-24 Admission; discharge; civil liability


Part III. State Hospital--Repealed

334-31 to 38 Repealed


Part IV. Admission to Psychiatric Facility

334-51 to 58 Repealed

334-59 Emergency examination and hospitalization

334-59.5 Notice of admissions, examinations, and


334-60 Repealed

334-60.1 Voluntary admission for nonemergency treatment

or supervision

334-60.2 Involuntary hospitalization criteria

334-60.3 Initiation of proceeding for involuntary


334-60.4 Notice; waiver of notice; hearing on petition;

waiver of hearing on petition for involuntary


334-60.5 Hearing on petition

334-60.6 Period of detention

334-60.7 Notice of intent to discharge

334-61 Presumption; civil rights

334-62 Service of process and papers upon patients


Part V. Transfer, Leave, and Discharge

334-71 Transfer of patients between facilities

334-72 Transfer of veterans

334-73 Repealed

334-74 Transfer of residents of correctional facilities

334-75 Authorized absence

334-76 Discharge from custody


Part VI. Appeal and Review

334-81 Request for hearing

334-82 Order to show cause; guardian ad litem

334-83 Hearing

334-84 Order

334-85 Further hearings

334-86 Status of patient pending hearing


Part VII. Community Residential Treatment System

334-101 Establishment

334-102 Criteria

334-103 Program elements

334-104 Least restrictive level of service

334-105 Evaluation

334-106 License or accreditation required


Part VIII. Assisted Community Treatment

334-121 Criteria for assisted community treatment

334-121.5 Examination for assisted community treatment


334-122 Definitions

334-123 Initiation of proceeding for assisted community


334-124 Hearing date

334-125 Notice

334-126 Hearing on petition

334-127 Disposition

334-128 Treatment costs and fees

334-129 Failure to comply with assisted community


334-130 Period of assisted community treatment

334-131 Notice of intent to discharge

334-132 Objection to discharge

334-133 Petition for additional period of treatment; hearing

334-134 Hearing for discharge


Part IX. Civil Commitment for Substance Abuse

Outpatient Treatment

334-141 Definitions

334-142 Petition

334-143 Notice of hearing and service of petition on


334-144 Hearing and court order

334-145 Treatment costs, fees, and costs for petition


334-146 Discharge

334-147 Failure to comply with court order

334-148 Application


Part X. Administration of Treatment Over the

Patient's Objection

334-161 Criteria for issuance of court or administrative

order for treatment over the patient's objection

334-162 Criteria for administrative authorization process




Chapter heading amended by L 1983, c 140, 3.

Involuntary hospitalization task force; report to 2020 legislature (ceases to exist on June 30, 2020). L 2019, c 90, 2.


Cross References


Drug dealer liability, see chapter 663E.

Drug demand reduction assessments, special fund; see 706-650.

Inspections of state-licensed care facilities; public notice, see 321-1.8.

Insurance benefits, see chapter 431M.


Rules of Court


Applicability of Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure, see HRCP rule 81(b)(7).


Law Journals and Reviews


Comments and Questions About Mental Health Law in Hawaii, David B. Wexler, 13 HBJ No. 4 Winter 1978, pg. 3.

Hawaii's Noncommitment to Civil Commitment: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Theory, Frederick Lee Hall III, 13 HBJ No. 4 Winter 1978, pg. 21.


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