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Blue Paper

On 01/22/2013

A term for involuntary commitment. Someone may be “Blue Papered” if a psychiatrist believes they are a danger to themselves or are unable to care themselves. The involuntary commitment is for three days only and is meant to assess the person’s situation. This process requires a psychiatric evaluation and a judge’s signature. It’s called “Blue Paper” because the paperwork used are blue. State of Maine website



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