Medical Records Supported Involuntary Commitment

The decision of a Mental Health Hearing Officer for an involuntary commitment for treatment for 20 days was affirmed based on information in medical records that was read into evidence and which fell within the regular records exception to the hearsay rule. That information showed a clear and present danger that the patient intended to commit suicide. In re: P.T., 1 Fid.Rep.4th 304 (Allegheny O.C. 2023), on appeal, 191 WDA 2023 (Pa. Super.).

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