Now, at this point you are probably asking yourself: why not just have the examining physician file the involuntary commitment
petition, which will have the same effect in prohibiting this person from owning a gun?
procedural protections required for involuntary commitment
50) Any longer period of detention must comply with standard involuntary commitment
procedures, and non-compliance with the order is not itself grounds for commitment.
So it's not clear that raising the standard will reduce the number of involuntary commitments
The Behavioral Health staff provided education about the statutory procedures and process for emergency and involuntary commitment
proceedings and their concerns about adding advanced practice nurses to the current statute.
According to attorney Jim Gottstein of Psychrights, a nonprofit organization protecting the rights of those labeled mentally ill, the involuntary commitment
process is a sham, alleged dangerousness is a pretext for commitment, and victims of the process are routinely denied constitutional rights.
Dhaliwal says she exhibits enough to warrant involuntary commitment
7 right to liberty challenge to involuntary commitment
was denied in the B.
One proposal to end involuntary intervention was to make individuals initiating involuntary commitment
financially liable for its cost .
Unfortunately, the modern reality has proven that once the "threat" of involuntary commitment
dissipated, it was replaced by a potentially worse encroachment upon the "right to freeze," that of incarceration.
Laws protecting patients from involuntary commitment
have become very strict, and families and community organizations may be frustrated in their efforts to see that a severely mentally ill individual gets needed help.
Although Kansas already had a long-standing statute regulating involuntary commitment
of the "mentally ill," the legislature decided it was too narrowly drawn.