eight-hour hold

eight-hour hold2016-12-03T12:38:43+00:00

eight-hour hold


Definition A brief period of involuntary detention in an ER/ED for emergency psychiatric evaluation of a patient who, as a result of a mental disorder, presents a clear and present danger, to

(1) self;

(2) others; or

(3) is gravely disabled and unable to care for self or organise basic needs.

8-hour holds are allowed under California Health & Safety Code 1799.111 

Synonym 8 hour hold 

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