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No liability for good-faith release of involuntary patients: Md. high court

Decision marks victory for hospitals, staff

Neither a hospital nor its staff can be held civilly liable for the consequences of releasing an involuntarily admitted mental-health patient if they followed “in good faith” the statutory process for assessing admission criteria, Maryland’s top court unanimously has held.

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