involuntary commitment


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involuntary commitment:

see civil commitmentcivil commitment
or involuntary commitment,
process by which a court determines whether or not to order an individual to receive treatment or care or be confined.
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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?
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.
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.