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CHA Provides Guidance to Members on New Involuntary Hold Requirements

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CHA has developed a memo for members that provides guidance on new requirements established in the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act pursuant to Assembly Bill 2275, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2022.  

This legislation provides new patient protections for individuals placed on involuntary psychiatric holds in California, including that hospitals inform county patients’ rights advocates if patients remain on a hold beyond 72 hours. The legislation also ensures the patient has access to a certification hearing if they remain on a hold beyond seven days.