Taking Vitals from Patients

The question has come up in my county whether, or not, the patient has the right to refuse the doctor, or staff, for that matter, to take their vitals while in the hospital.

When I make an order on Reese, Continue reading

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Psychiatrist at Certification Hearing

We had an issue rise recently regarding who should, or who may, attend a certification hearing.

In our county, the clinicians go through training to present the evidence for certification, the psychiatrist only appeared at Reese hearings.

Recently, a psychiatrist Continue reading

Incomplete 5250 Certification Notice

What do you do in your County when at the beginning of a hearing the PRA points out that there is only one signature of psychiatrist certifying the person for detention?


– Suggest at the end of the hearing that Continue reading

Admission of Criminal Conduct at Hearings

This may be a basic issue of which I should have knowledge, however it came up today in certification hearings.

Does the confidentiality of the hearing cover such admissions to the hearing officer?

If so, can anyone direct me to Continue reading

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