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Eight-Hour Hold (redirected from 8 Hour Hold)
A brief period of involuntary detention in an ER/ED for emergency psychiatric evaluation of a patient who, as a result of a mental disorder, presents a clear and present danger to (1) himself/herself; (2) others; or (3) who is gravely disabled and unable to care for himself/herself or organise basic necessities
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