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Can a NJ Psychiatric facility keep a minor child against a

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Can a NJ Psychiatric facility keep a minor child against a parents wishes if the parent voluntarily had the child admitted ?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 10 months ago.

Yes. As a matter of fact, a person can be involuntarily committed for up to 72 hours without a court being brought in to monitor the commitment. Here is a pretty good synopsis of how this law works in New Jersey:

https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/civil/ICC_ResourceBinder.pdf

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Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 10 months ago.

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