(1) without probable cause for believing a person to be mentally ill:
(A) causes or conspires with or assists another person to cause the hospitalization, under this chapter, of the person first referred to; or
(B) executes a petition, application, or certificate pursuant to this chapter, by which he secures or attempts to secure the apprehension, hospitalization, detention, or restraint of the person first referred to;
(2) causes or conspires with or assists another person to cause the denial to a person of a right accorded to him by this chapter; or
(3) being a physician, psychiatrist or qualified psychologist, knowingly makes a false certificate or application pursuant to this chapter as to the mental condition of a person —
shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in [§ 22-3571.01] or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
1981 Ed., § 21-591.
1973 Ed., § 21-591.
Effect of Amendments
For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 282 of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).