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The McLeods want their adult son, Brewster, to be

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The McLeods want their adult son, Brewster, to be involuntarily treated in a mental facility. Describe the criteria and procedures for civil commitment that they face. What legal protections exist against the abuse of Brewster's rights
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 5 years ago.
Hello nisha,

In USA, all states provide for some form of involuntary hospitalization when psychiatric patients present a danger to themselves or others in their environment. Certain states also allow involuntary hospitalization when patients are unable to take care of themselves.

It is really difficult to answer this question as such but I am suggesting you few links below hoping that they are helpful to you.

Involuntary commitment or civil commitment

Involuntary treatment

State-by-State Standards for Involuntary Commitment (Assisted Treatment)

Involuntary admission procedure.

Rights and the Laws

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