NYS Penal Code
C.P.E.P.**** Emergency (§9.40)
Standard: person may have a mental illness for which immediate observation, care and treatment in a C.P.E.P. is appropriate and which is likely to result in serious harm to him/herself or others. "Likelihood of serious harm" means:
a substantial risk of physical harm to the person as manifested by threats of or attempts at suicide or serious bodily harm or other conduct demonstrating that the person is dangerous to him/herself (See reverse #6). or
a substantial risk of physical harm to other persons as manifested by homicidal or other violent behavior by which others are placed in reasonable fear of serious physical harm.
by s/ob on Aug 28, 2013