Involuntary Detention

Navigating the Involuntary Hold Process (5150)

Navigating the Involuntary Hold Process (5150)

A guide for family members and loved ones.


5150 is the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which allows an adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be involuntarily detained for a 72- hour psychiatric hospitalization when evaluated to be a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled.

Navigating the Children's Involuntary Hold Process (5585)

A guide for family members and loved ones.

5585 is the number of the section of the Welfare and Institutions Code under California State Law which allows a minor who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be involuntarily detained for a 72- hour psychiatric hospitalization when evaluated to be a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled. A minor refers to those youth below the age of 18.

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Policies and Procedures Related to Involuntary Detention