the restriction of a individual in a medical facility by a court order for a limited time to be observed, generally to establish competency.

OBSERVATION COMMITMENT: "The judge ordered the patient be rendered unto an observation commitment at the local mental health facility unto a diagnosis can be made pending trial."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OBSERVATION COMMITMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/observation-commitment/ (accessed September 24, 2021).