A 302 commitment in Pennsylvania is an involuntary commitment into a mental health institute for emergency psychiatric evaluation. The person who signs or calls for the 302 must have direct first hand knowledge of the person and the danger they pose to themselves or others.Know More
In order for a person to be considered a danger to themselves or others, there are things that must occur within the 30 days prior to the submission of the 302. Those items can include the inability to feed themselves or care for themselves without the supervision of another person, attempted suicide or suicidal threats and self mutilation.
Under a 302 commitment, the hospital can hold the admitted person for a maximum of 120 hours. To be held longer, a 303 petition must be filed by the same person who filed the 302, and it must be approved by a mental health hearing officer. A 303 commitment lasts for a maximum of 20 days.Learn more about Law
Pennsylvania is a state in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States. One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was the second state to enter the Union, achieving statehood on Dec. 12, 1787.Full Answer >
PFA in legal orders stands for "protection from abuse" and requires an abuser to stay away from a victim of domestic violence, according to Laurel Legal Services in Pennsylvania. A PFA order is a civil document mandated by the courts after being signed by a judge.Full Answer >
In general, Pennsylvania teenagers must be 15 to seek employment unless they work as farm hands, caddies, entertainers or news carriers. In the case of 15-year-old teenagers, employment cannot interfere with attending school, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.Full Answer >
The major bodies of water in Pennsylvania are the Lake Erie, Delaware River, Conneaut Lake, Lake Wallenpaupack, Susquehanna River, Allegheny River, Monongahela River and Ohio River. The Beaver, Clarion and Youghiogheny rivers are important tributaries of the Allegheny-Monongahela-Ohio river system.Full Answer >