Hi everyone. I just spent the last half hour or so on the net googling whether or not you can be forcibly admitted to a medical hospital in the state of California in the USA. Could not find any sort of definitive answer. Of course, you can be forced into a psychiatric hospital, I know that. But if the doctors think you have a life threatening medical condition, can they actually MAKE YOU be admitted or accept any treatment that you do not desire? Also, can they make you stay in a hospital after admitting you if you want to leave?
This would be a really good thing for me figure out in case I ever have something wrong with me and just want to have some tests done but know that because of my HIV diagnosis the hospital might very well overreact and think I am dying and try to admit me ( even though I very well might not want to be admitted) and put me on a bunch of drugs that I do not want to take.
Well, if anyone has a definitive answer I would appreciate it very much.