Yes. The Law on the Protection of Mental Health which regulates how to deal with mentally disturb persons provides for such situations . The first one is when a patient directly threatens his own life or the life or health of other persons as a result of mental illness . In such a case, every doctor (not necessarily a psychiatrist) may decide on the forced hospitalization of the patient. In practice, it is mostly the doctor of the Ambulance Service. If a patient, due to his evident mental illness, behaves in a manner endangering himself or others, e.g. in a state of extreme mobile agitation he violently destroys objects, beats or tries to hit other persons, sets fire, destroys installations, tries to hurt himself, e.g. he is going to jump out of the window, then such a behaviour qualifies him for immediate medical emergencies and hospitalization, even against the patient’s will.
The second way leading to hospitalization against the will of the patient is called the mode of a motion also provided by the Law on the Protection of Mental Health. This mode applies to people who need psychiatric treatment but do not want to take such treatment, which clearly leads to the deterioration of their health. Imagine a situation when a previously healthy persons stops going to work, is no longer interested in the basic activities of everyday life, ceases to take care of personal hygiene and only concentrates on thinking about bizarre topics that have never crossed his mind so far. It is hard to say that such a person is a threat to himself or others but in view of the symptoms of his illness he stops functioning normally and is sinking deeper and deeper into his illness..
Most likely, in this case, the treatment will improve his health, but the person does not see the need for such treatment. It is for such people that the mode of a motion is provided. The immediate family or social care proper to such a person’s place of residence may apply to the Family Court with a request for forced hospitalization. The opinion of a psychiatrist who has personally examined the patient is necessary for such a request to be accepted by the court..
Every psychiatrist has detailed knowledge on how to perform this procedure.