In 1999 I was taken to the ER at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma from work. EMS and police responded to a possible overdose. The police report says that I agreed to go voluntarily. After tests were done I was going to be released. I was very polite but stressed and not in a good mood so the Doctor felt that I needed to stay. Given that they had no space available he told me that I could choose to go to St. Francis in Federal Way or he would send me to the state hospital that, as he said, "had rats and violent people." I signed a transfer to go to St. Francis. Both of the hospitals I was at are not licensed to and don't accept involuntary patients. I was 'admitted' Sunday and 'discharged' Wednesday. No court date and no medical records that say committed. Was this a formal involuntary?
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