Man forcibly committed to psych hospital sues

Uh-oh. And you know, this can happen:

Suit Over Involuntary Mental Health Commitment Proceeds

Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal  

The line between state and private action is at issue in the forced commitment of a Suffolk County man who is suing after being confined at a private hospital for 10 days by two private doctors who allegedly took the word of a state doctor and did not examine him themselves.

This lawsuit may wind up changing laws and rules governing psychiatric commitments.

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