What is the law in a psychiatric facility? Posted on July 15, 2011

What are the laws in GA about emergency admitance to psychiatric facilities and being committed? Does there have to be any proof that the person is a danger to himself or others, or can a person be arrested based on the word of another, even if they are not actively presenting a danger to themself or others? How long can a hospital hold a person before a hearing for commital if the person requests dishcarge against medical advice? What are the patients rights at the hearing? How long does a hospital and court have to respond to a writ of habeus corpus? Where can I find a template form to fill out and file a writ of habeus corpus? What court does it have to be filed with?

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