Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 11/28/2009 5:57:36 AM (GMT-7)
1. unable to be treated safely in the community and your mental illness needs immediate treatment.
2. other peoples safety/property etc.
3. that you are deemed mentally unstable and will deteriorate.
4. a risk to yourself, self-harm/suicide
5. have refused treatment and unable to consent to less restrictive treatment.
within 24 hours you will be assessed as to wether you saty as an involuntary patient or not. karen is correct, if you go in voluntarily you will have more say and rights, furthermore you can discharge yourself at most facilities, moreover during improved treatment you will be able to have small leave requirements as well. usually as a part of discharge planning.
i will talk more about your rights as an invlountary patient later. please not if you go in voluntarily, your likely to be discharged a lot quicker. hope this helps. jamie
my compassion and gratitude to one and all. be good, be well and be safe. cheers, jamie