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false imprisonment

false im·pris·on·ment

/fôls imˈprizənmənt/

Noun

Confining or restricting a patient’s ability to leave your care is cause for a false imprisonment charge. Immobilizing a patient to a long spine board or transporting her to a hospital without proper consent constitutes false imprisonment.