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.