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Posted by: Camiel | 2011/09/08

Involuntary admission

Physical persuasion as for Involuntary care?

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I'm not sure I understand your terse question. The law does make provision for a person to be taken to a hospital involuntarily for assessment and possibly treatment, IF there is good evidence that they have a psych illness AND that they may be a significant danger to themselves or other people, and reasonable amounts of physical force or "persuasion" may be used to achieve that. Its deliberately not made easy to arrange this, as obviously such legal prpovisions should not be used frivolously.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/09/08

I'm not sure I understand your terse question. The law does make provision for a person to be taken to a hospital involuntarily for assessment and possibly treatment, IF there is good evidence that they have a psych illness AND that they may be a significant danger to themselves or other people, and reasonable amounts of physical force or "persuasion" may be used to achieve that. Its deliberately not made easy to arrange this, as obviously such legal prpovisions should not be used frivolously.

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