Friday, January 4, 2008

Britney Spears in the hospital

Kim Cosmo has the details on Britney Spears' latest melt-down. It appears Britney has been admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. If she did not sign an admit form, then her admission was involuntarily. I don't know about California law regarding medical admissions, but for someone to be admitted to a hospital against her will in Indiana, a doctor would need to have completed what is called an emergency detention form. A person can be admitted under emergency detention if she is deemed to be either a danger to herself, a danger to others (e.g., her children), or so incapacitated that she is unable to properly care for herself (e.g., she is running through the streets naked while experiencing a manic phase). Once the doctor completes the forms, they are taken to a judge for signature. The emergency detention form is good for 72 hours.

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