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What is a Certification Review Hearing?

A Certification Review is a facility-based hearing for persons on WIC 5250 or 5270 holds. The facility is required to notify the Court through the Mental Health Counselor's Office when any person is placed on a 5250 or 5270 hold. The Certification Review Hearing is to be held within 4 days of the person being placed on the hold. A facility representative must present the probable cause information at the hearing. The representative of the facility must be a mental health professional designated by the director of the facility to present. The psychiatric treatment facility representative must show probable cause that the person is a danger to self or others or gravely disabled due to a mental disorder. The patient is usually represented by a Patients' Rights Advocate from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health but may be represented by a private attorney. The hearing is based upon the specific criteria certified on the hold.

This type of hearing is also known as a Probable Cause Hearing.

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