informal admission

informal admission

a type of admission to a psychiatric hospital in which there is no formal or written application and the patient is free to leave at any time. Compare involuntary patient.

in·for·mal ad·mis·sion

(in-fōr'măl ad-mish'ŭn)
Entry of a patient into a psychiatric care facility voluntarily; such patients are free to leave without staff permission.
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Local high schools interviewed this week - Auburn, Shrewsbury, Gardner, Doherty High in Worcester, and the Bromfield School in Harvard - have at the least, an informal admission process.

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