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California State Welfare and Institutions Code. Division 5. Section 5150-5157: Article 1. Detention of Mentally Disordered Persons for Evaluation and Treatment

California State Assembly; Government of California Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides California 31 December 1972 Legislation/regulation inpatient, involuntary admission, mental health facility

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Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code allowing a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that is seen to make them a danger to him or her self, and/or others and/or gravely disabled. The qualified officer, which includes any California police officer, paramedic, or specifically designated county clinician, can request the confinement after signing a written declaration.


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