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Legal Maze

Diagnosis of Mental Illness

Eve Hanan

on 9 May 2013

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Transcript of Legal Maze

A Maze of Legal Significance Involuntary
Treatment Criminal Liability High % of prisoners have MI
Solitary confinement
Indefinite confinement:
Incompetent to stand trial
Not guilty by reason of insanity
Deemed sexually dangerous
Parenting Live with your children
Visit with your children
Make upbringing decisions Employment Get a job
Keep a job
Disability accommodations Competency Sign a contract
Rent or buy a home
Agree to work somewhere
Open a bank account
Education Attend school of choice
Prepare for a career
Accommodations (ADA)
Be seen as educated Right to treatment? Least restrictive measures
Quality of treatment
ADA Accommodations
Community treatment

Diagnosis of Mental Illness: Civil Commitment
Forced treatment
Perceived as danger
Least restrictive measures
Health Insurance Parity with physical illness
Limited options for care
High premiums if private company
Securing coverage promised
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