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In re B.W.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

May 18, 2021

In re B.W. presented the Pennsylvania Supreme Court with the issue of whether the Pennsylvania Superior Court erred in ordering the expungement and destruction of the medical records of the Section 302 involuntary emergency examination and treatment of B.W. The Superior Court granted the expungement on the basis that the Section 302 petition was insufficient to prove B.W. was a clear and present danger to others. However, the Supreme Court reversed and concluded that the physicians’ records contained sufficient facts to prove that physicians found B.W. made a  credible threat to harm another person and acted in furtherance of that threat by developing a plan to hurt that person.

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