And thank you for that information. I am sorry that your son is grieving from such a loss
The good news is he will more than likely be released at the 72 hour period. And many times, they are released before that.
Whenever a person is involuntarily admitted to a seventy-two-hour treatment and evaluation facility, he or she shall be advised by the facility director or his or her duly appointed representative of his or her right to retain and consult with any attorney at any time and that, if he or she cannot afford to pay an attorney, upon proof of indigency, one will be appointed by the court without cost.
So, if you want, you can tell them that you want him to have a public defender
present and then they have to make that happen.
But when someone is taken into an ER for these matters, if the hospital should not hold them for the 72 hours, then they are at risk for any liability that might occur should the patient be released. That is really the bottomline.
I suggest you can tell them you want a copy of the court order as required under CO statute 27-65-106 and also that your son wants a court appointed attorney.