Administration of Justice Bulletin

The Magistrate's Role in Involuntary Commitment

Saturday, September 1, 2007

This bulletin defines involuntary civil commitment, describes the commitment process, and focuses on the magistrate's role in the process that potentially leads to involuntary civil commitment. It includes discussions on criteria for issuing a custody order, the procedure for initiating involuntary commitment, emergency commitment for mentally ill and substance abuse respondents, transportation orders, and more.

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Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration