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Baker Act — Involuntary commitment — Habeas corpus — Petitioner was unlawfully detained where hospital

Jun 28th, 2024 in by admin

…failed to file petition for involuntary commitment within 72 hours allowed for involuntary examination — Request for summary judgment as to petitioner’s claims that he did not meet criteria for involuntary commitment is denied as there are factual issues raised by medical records — Petitioner not entitled to summary judgment on claims that his requests for habeas corpus petition, access to witnesses and documents, and correspondence from his attorney were denied given absence of reference to any such requests in petitioner’s clinical record — Hospital is ordered to comply strictly with time standards for filing petitions for involuntary commitment under Baker Act