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Re: Fwd: "Dangerous Personality Disorder"
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At 08:17 AM 3/4/99 -0600, Missouri FreeNet Administration wrote:
>So what they are *really* doing is formalizing the systems already in
>place in both the UK and USA (see your home country's civil committment
>laws, oft referred to as the 2PC [2 Psychiatrist Committment] Laws)...
>At least these kind of shenanigans will draw a little more public
>attention this way...
I believe in the US the committment laws are set by the state.
In California, the section is called "5150" and it specifies
that you can be held for a few days if you are an threat to
yourself or others.
The MDs who do this have a little card from the county Health Care Services
Agency, Dept of Mental Health. The back of the card says:
"The bearer of this card is hereby authorized to sign the Form 5150,
Application of 72-hour Detention for Evaluation and Treatment."
Much cooler than a press pass...