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Hospitalizing a Mentally Ill Person

Hospitalizing a Mentally Ill Person

Anyone who wants help with a mental illness can ask to be admitted to a facility for treatment. The law also allows people to be involuntarily admitted in certain situations.

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People's Law School
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mental health, mental patient, admitted to hospital for psychiatric treatment, voluntary patient, incapable of consenting, involuntary patient, mental disorder, be treated with consent, review panel, discharge from a hospital, doctor’s certificate, written or oral notice, Dial-A-Law