If you parents had you placed in a facility for observation when you were 16 for observation. Would that be considered a commitment by court, board, or other lawful authority?
Or do juveniles have the same commitment rights as an adult would where there needs to be a hearing and testimony?
My parents checked me in for 20 hours when I was 16, and I am curious if that would be considered an involuntary commitment?
General Practice Lawyer
No. Parents have the authority to decide the medical treatment for their minor children, including placing their child in a mental health facility for observation. If parents of a minor child agree, being checked into a facility for observation will be considered "voluntary."
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Sorry, your parents were acting within the confines of the law.
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