Knowing Emergency Hospitalization Standards Can Help
Newly updated, state-by-state information about emergency hospitalization standards is now available on our website.
“Emergency Hospitalization for Evaluation: Assisted Psychiatric Treatment Standards by State” provides essential information about criteria for short-term hospitalization for a psychiatric evaluation, also known as a “72-hour hold,” “pick-up,” “detention” and other terms.
“We research, update and publish these resources because knowing one’s own state law is critical to timely and effective intervention in a mental illness crisis,” said Doris A. Fuller, Treatment Advocacy Center executive director.
Also recently updated was "Initiating Court-Ordered Assisted Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Hospitalization Standards by State," state-specific information about who may initiate proceedings leading to court-ordered treatment for an individual with symptoms of severe mental illness
For additional information about responding to a psychiatric emergency, visit the Get Help section of our website and our Civil Commitment Laws and Standards page.