Legal Commitments

The following graphic is a list of the legal categories of patients in all Department of State Hospital facilities. The graphics are separated into to two groups: those who are committed to the hospital by a civil court proceeding according to the Welfare and Institutions Code and those committed to a hospital by a criminal court proceeding according to the Penal Code.

LEGAL CLASSIFICATIONS OF PATIENTS
WELFARE & INSTITUTIONS CODE # CIVIL COMMITMENTS DSH-ASH DSH-CSH DSH-MSH DSH-NSH DSH-PSH
WIC 5008(h)(1)(b) Murphy Conservatorship: previously with felony charges; still considered dangerous; original charges not dismissed; renewable annually. Placed on penal code units.    
WIC 5150 3-day involuntary hold for Danger to Self, Danger to Others or Grave Disability as the result of a mental disorder.        
WIC 5250 14-day involuntary hold for Danger to Self, Danger to Others, or Grave Disability as the result of a mental disorder. Probable cause hearing required.        
WIC 5270.15 Certification for additional 30 days.        
WIC 5304 180 Days Post Certification for Dangerousness; renewable at 6 month intervals      
WIC 5353 30-day Temporary Conservatorship      
WIC 5358 Full Conservatorship for Grave Disability; annual renewal.    
WIC 6000 Voluntary admission        
WIC 6316 Mentally disordered sex offender.      
WIC 6602 Sexually violent predator probable cause.        
WIC 6604 Sexually violent predator.        
             
LEGAL CLASSIFICATIONS OF PATIENTS
PENAL CODE # CRIMINAL COMMITMENTS DSH-ASH DSH-CSH DSH-MSH DSH-NSH DSH-PSH
PC 1026 Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity; sentenced for maximum amount of time allowed had he been found guilty of the crime; can be extended at two year intervals.  
PC 1370 Felony Incompetent to Stand Trial; maximum commitment of three years.  
PC 1370.01 Misdemeanor. Incompetent to Stand Trial; maximum commitment of one year.  
PC 2684 CDCR inmate sent to DSH for psychiatric stabilization.      
PC 2962 Mentally Disordered Offender. A prisoner who as a result of a severe mental disorder is ordered into treatment by the court as a condition of his parole. Can be a Mentally Disordered Offender for up to three years.    
PC 2972 Prisoner who was paroled as a Mentally Disordered Offender and parole has ended. Placed on civil commitment at end of parole because still considered dangerous. One year commitment. Renewable annually.
PC 2974 Parolee previously living in community; in need of acute hospitalization: 5-6 weeks.      
PC 4011.6 Inmate from jail for inpatient treatment involuntarily; LPS Criteria.        
PC 4011.8 Inmate from jail for inpatient treatment voluntarily.