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Involuntary commitment

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Involuntary commitment or civil commitment is a legal process through which an individual who is deemed by a qualified agent to have symptoms of severe ...

Civil Commitment of Sex Predators - Department of Corrections

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Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators. Protecting the public from sexual predators after they have completed their court ordered term of confinement ...

Civil Commitment Laws and Standards - Treatment Advocacy Center

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The Treatment Advocacy Center publishes excerpts and summaries of US civil commitment laws and standards as a service to lawmakers, mental health ...

Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators | ATSA

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Aug 17, 2010 ... In addition, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 authorized the federal government to institute a civil commitment program ...

Involuntary Treatment Civil Commitment Standards

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Very few states make use of involuntary outpatient commitment (Asssited Outpatient Treatment, AOT) laws. When inpatient commitment is used, most states still ...

Mental Health Commitment Laws - TACReports.org

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Quality of involuntary treatment (civil commitment) laws: the adequacy of its ... illness in the population that meets its civil commitment standard, according to ...

How 'civil commitment' enables indefinite detention of sex offenders ...

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/26/civil-commitment-sex-offenders

Sep 26, 2013 ... Under civil commitment, the state can hold a person for an undetermined length of time until its therapy works to the satisfaction of law ...

Outpatient and Civil Commitment

www.bazelon.org/where-we-stand/self-determination/forced-treatment/outpatient-and-civil-commitment.aspx

Involuntary admission to a psychiatric hospital, or “civil commitment,” is an extraordinary measure; a court orders a person to be confined in a hospital without ...

Our Deeply Flawed Civil Commitment System | Cato Unbound

www.cato-unbound.org/2015/06/03/david-prescott/our-deeply-flawed-civil-commitment-system

Jun 3, 2015 ... David Prescott acknowledges the many failures of our civil commitment system: If we're going to do this, we'd better do it right.

INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT AND PATIENTS' RIGHTS

www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0041.htm

Jan 24, 2013 ... This report provides a summary of the law on involuntary civil commitment of people age 16 and over with mental illness, updating OLR Report ...

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Civil Commitment in the United States

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This article reviews the academic literature on the psychiatric practice of civil commitment. It provides an overview of the history of involuntary psychiatric ...

Involuntary civil commitment | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia ...

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Involuntary civil commitment is the admission of individuals against their will into a mental health unit. Generally speaking, there are three reasons why an ...

Civil Commitment for Sex Offenders - FindLaw

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Some states have used civil commitment proceedings to remove habitual sex offenders from society for extended periods of time. The United States Supreme ...