throwing people into an Iowa asylum
September 14, 2007 9:05 PM Subscribe
Iowa & mental health: What can someone do if they're threatened with being admitted for psychiatric reasons against their will? What happens? Does it really only take two other people signing a document? Is threatening someone with this a crime?
posted by anonymous to human relations (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The "two other people" thing might be totally wrong. I can't find the relevant laws. I would like to know
a) what does it take to get someone admitted against their will?
b) is it automatic? if you protest, and point out that you're not (e.g.) insane, they must not just lock you up anyway... right?
c) if it really does just take two people signing a document (I doubt this, but just in case), if two people threaten to conspire to get you thrown in a psychiatric ward, is that a criminal act?
d) this sucks.