Posted: November 12th, 2021
Most healthcare treatment options are voluntary, meaning that a patient has the right to refuse care, even if it is in their best interest to comply. However, in some cases, psychiatric treatment can be mandatory. Involuntary treatment (which is also referred to as “assisted treatment”) is typically implemented when patients have been diagnosed with a severe mental disorder and pose a danger to themselves or others. Although the stipulations vary by state, all fifty states allow for some form of involuntary treatment for mental illness. Be sure to support your answers to the following questions with research.
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