WVC 27 - 12 - 1
§27-12-1. Malicious making of medical certificate or complaint as
to mental condition.
Any physician who signs a certificate respecting the mental
condition of any person without having made the examination as
provided by this chapter, or makes any statement in any such
certificate maliciously for the purpose of having such person
declared mentally ill, intellectually disabled or an inebriate, and
any person who maliciously makes application to any circuit court
or mental hygiene commission for the purpose of having another
person declared mentally ill, intellectually disabled, or an
inebriate, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be fined not exceeding $500, or imprisoned not exceeding one
year, or both fined and imprisoned at the discretion of the court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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