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Authors

William W. Wood

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

Mental health professionals, most notably the psychiatrists and other clinicians who work in the State of Illinois Operated Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Facilities, are often frustrated by an inability to treat individuals who have been admitted to the state hospital. Recent changes to the Illinois Mental Health Code have made admission, but not treatment, easier for persons who have a severe mental illness. As treatment innovations develop, the interface of the legal system with the mental health system becomes increasingly important in balancing the often seemingly disparate and opposing goals of both treating persons with mental illnesses and ensuring that their civil rights are protected and maintained at all times.

First Page

469

Last Page

476

Publication Date

7-1-2009

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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