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To commit a patient to a mental hospital in accordance with the laws of the state.
[L. certus, certain, + facio, to make]
v. certi·fied, certi·fying, certi·fies
1. To issue a license or certificate to.
2. To declare to be in need of psychiatric treatment or confinement.
certify(sĕrt′ĭ-fī″) [L. certus, certain, + facio, to make]
1. To confirm or verify.
2. To make a declaration concerning the sanity of an individual.
3. To report certain specified diseases to public health authorities.