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The Form Salad of Georgia Involuntary Commitment

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

Anyone who has been through the anguish of having or experiencing a loved one with mental health challenges involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital knows just how frustrating and confusing the process can be. It doesn't help at all that the players are all using number-jargon of which many are not familiar. So, we at The Gage Law Firm put together a quick reference sheet so you can keep up to speed on the various forms that come into play, and so that you know what your rights and your loved ones' rights are when they are involuntarily committed.

The private hospitals, especially, are not used to family knowing this jargon and using it against them, and in a business where profits reign supreme, this can be a very valuable tool. So, review it, print it out, save it, and use it when needed! And as always feel free to call us at (404) 500-5430/(678)-954-5730, email at, or visit our website at

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