ALBRIGHT V. ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: PENNSYLVANIA’S MENTAL HEALTH PROCEDURES ACT PROVIDES IMMUNITY FOR HOSPITALS

In Albright v. Abington Memorial Hospital1 the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld the limited immunity bestowed upon hospitals acting pursuant to the Mental Health Procedures Act.2 The court gave the limited immunity provision of the Act some real teeth when it affirmed a trial court grant of summary judgment against the plaintiff.