Involuntary Hospitalization & Outpatient Services Laws
A Basic Guide to Laws Covering Involuntary Admission to Psychiatric Hospitals and to Outpatient Services
This manual is designed as a simple guide through the involuntary hospitalization process and the involuntary outpatient services laws.
The involuntary hospitalization process can also lead to an order for involuntary treatment. A guide to this process is included in the section on involuntary hospitalization. Involuntary treatment is generally treatment with medications.
This manual also includes a guide on the process whereby outpatient services may be ordered involuntarily. These services are called the “Progressive Treatment Program”. Procedures dealing with this program are in a separate section in this manual.
This manual is not a substitute for legal advice. For specific questions
or assistance with particular issues, please contact Disability Rights
- Involuntary Hospitalization & Outpatient Services Laws, 6th Edition (Word)
- Involuntary Hospitalization & Outpatient Services Laws, 6th Edition (PDF)