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5150 hold is it a misdemeanor or felony and will it show up in company background che

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I was placed on a 5150 hold and released after 72 hours from a hospital. Is this considered a misdemeanor or felony.

And is company performed a background check would it be shown as criminal offense of any kind

In Sacramento, California
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 7 years ago.



Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code and is neither a misdemeanor nor felony. it is a civil procedure only where one can be confined for observation for at least 72 hours, if thought to be a danger to self or others


you can use this link to read the Code


a 5150 is a part of a medical record and should not appear on a background check. however, if you allow someone to have access to you medical records it could be revealed.


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