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 pub tells you about year-long mental health conservatorships. It tells you how to challenge conservatorships in court. It has frequently asked questions. It has sample court papers.
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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