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The California Supreme Court has agreed to review the recent decision of a state appeals court in Nally v. Grace Community Church, 240 Cal. Rptr. 215 (1987). The Nally case, which was reviewed in detail in the January-February 1988 issue of Church Law & Tax Report, concerns the liability of ministers and church counselors for failure to refer counselees who they know to be suicidal to persons authorized to initiate involuntary hospitalization and administer medication. You will be apprised of all developments in this case, including the supreme court's ultimate disposition, in future issues of this newsletter.

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  • March 1, 1988

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