What are the criteria for involuntary commitment in California?
It is a California law governing the involuntary civil commitment of individuals who — due to mental illness — pose a danger to self, a danger to others, or who are gravely disabled and require inpatient psychiatric care.
What happens after a 72 hour psych hold in California?
If you are held beyond 72 hours, you have the right to remain in the hospital for voluntary treatment. If you do not want to stay voluntarily, the facility where you are staying will conduct a certification review hearing within four days of the end of your 72-hour hold.
Can you sue for involuntary commitment?
Mission Community Hospital, finding that California's involuntary mental health evaluation and treatment laws do not confer a private cause of action. This means that a patient cannot sue a hospital or physician for involuntarily detaining, evaluating or treating him or her.
What is required for involuntary commitment?
In most jurisdictions, involuntary commitment is applied to individuals believed to be experiencing a mental illness that impairs their ability to reason to such an extent that the agents of the law, state, or courts determine that decisions will be made for the individual under a legal framework.