Rights of Patients in Mental Health Facilities & Re-Entry to the Community
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Each county has a County Mental Health Plan (MHP). MHPs either directly provide specialty mental health services, or they arrange and pay for specialty mental health services through other providers.
This handbook will help a person who is on a permanent (year-long) conservatorship. The various court challenges that we review in this handbook are...
When a defendant with a mental disability enters the criminal justice system, many of the safeguards afforded to criminal defendants under due process, equal protection, and constitutional criminal procedure change. The merging of law and psychiatry has created a hybrid class of defendants who are sometimes treated like civilly committed mental health patients, while at other times like criminal defendants.
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A Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is a relatively fast and easy way to get a judge to decide an issue regarding either your rights in a state detention facility (conditions of confinement) or the legality of your confinement. The form and instructions are for filing a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus in California state courts.