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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I wanted to know is it against the law for a hospital to hold a patient against their will
Doctor :  
User :   under what circumstance can they do this if you are over 21
Doctor :   Cannot be done

User :   ok becausei was recently admitted into inpatient for a week and forced to accept medication
User :   what do you suggest i do if they admit me into inpatient
Doctor :   It is against law in many countries
User :   what about in Ohio
Doctor :  
But they will be doiing it in your interests only
Doctor :   So, you need to bear that in mind

User :   but you said they cant its against the law
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :   But your health might be their priority

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