My girlfriend was recently admitted into a psychiatric clinic against her will. A doctor signed a 1013 form legally holding her due to concern for her safety. Upon being transferred (in the back of a police car) to a facility an hour away from her home she was informed after an assessment that she would have to stay for 72 hours. That was yesterday. Today she called saying that the doctors are ignoring her and putting her on medication that she has taken before and has had very adverse reactions to AND that she is now being forced to stay 5 total days. After reading terrible reviews of the hospital, and hearing her report, I need to get her out of there.
You have no power. You're a boyfriend, which is legally irrelevant. So to answer your question of what can you do sooner than 4 days to get her out, the answer is nothing.
Under a 1013, you can't do a thing nor can a family member. She has to wait out the observation period or she can "volunteer" for treatment so she can get out earlier--that's a typical ploy by the clinics in the metro area. Tell her to bide her time, be agreeable, and don't agree to any voluntary treatment regimen. At the end of the statutory observation period, the facility will then have to decide to a commitment hearing (at which point she can have legal representation) or let her go on her own.
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