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California welfare and Institutions Code. Division 5. Section 5325-5337. Article 7. Legal and Civil Rights of Persons Involuntarily Detained

California State Assembly; Government of California Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides California 31 December 1970 Legislation/regulation consent, involuntary admission, political rights

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Each person involuntarily detained for evaluation or treatment under provisions of this part, and each person admitted as a voluntary patient for psychiatric evaluation or treatment to any health facility, as defined in Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, in which psychiatric evaluation or treatment is offered, shall have the following rights described in this document.

Several amendments since 1970.


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