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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?
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Dr. John Benson
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In brief: VA state psych laws
States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment.
A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days.

In brief: VA state psych laws
States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment.
A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days.
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