mental health law

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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 individual would be subject to involuntary civil commitment under modern statutes: mental...

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When a patient is incapable of giving consent by reason of mental illness, a licensed mental health hospital may request permission to administer psychiatric medication over the patient's objection. In some states, the patient must pose a danger to...