Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gary Zalkin Answers FAQ's On Psychiatric Commitment

What is Psychiatric Commitment?


Psychiatric Commitment is the practice of using a court order to keep a person in a psychiatric facility. Only hospitals are able to ask the court to involuntarily commit individuals. Attorney Zalkin has pursued commitment of patients on behalf of a psychiatric facility so that individuals who are at risk of harm can receive needed treatment and, on a few occasions, he has represented patients who wished to leave hospitals.

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