Julian v. Mission Community Hospital

Plaintiff, who was held involuntarily for 72 hours for a mental health evaluation, could not sue hospital and officers who had probable cause to detain her, due to their qualified immunity.

The Laterman-Petris-Short Act did not grant implied rights of action for alleged violations of various sections of the act to a person involuntarily detained for a 72-hour hold under that act.  Plaintiff’s state and federal civil rights act claims were also properly dismissed because the officers who detained her were entitled to qualified immunity and had probable cause to detain her.

California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7 (Segal, J.); May 2, 2017; 2017 WL 1709611

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