California Court of Appeal
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.
- Decided 04/24/2003
- Published 04/24/2003
- AARON, J.
- California Court of Appeal
- 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.