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JACOBS v. GROSSMONT HOSP., D039663

To effectuate legislative intent for persons detained pursuant to a 72-hour hold, Welfare and Institutions Code section 5278 immunity applies to individuals who initiate and maintain a section 5150 detention, but does not confer immunity for negligent or wrongful conduct occurring in evaluation or treatment of involuntarily detained patients.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/24/2003
  • Published 04/24/2003

Judges

  • AARON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Offices of Dan Bacal and Dan Bacal, El Cajon, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Lotz, Doggett & Rawers and J. Jason Hill, for Defendant and Respondent.
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