Advocacy Alert: Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (“Assisted Outpatient Treatment”) Information Center
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Originally published in January, 2018. Updated, January 2024. There’s a lot to understand about Roger’s Orders, but the first point to know is that it started out as a protection from forced drugging, and not as a way to force people to accept treatment they wish to refuse. Read on to better understand the details….
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) is more commonly referred to as Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). We do not use that term because it essentially operates as a marketing term for IOC, suggesting that its just a helpful bit of “assistance” rather than the forceful, sometimes harmful interventions it generally represents. At present, 47 states in the…
Over the last handful of months, we’ve been requesting that people fill out a survey on signage popping up in healthcare facilities warning people against “violence” and “aggression.” 75 people responded, and we will begin sharing results here. But first, a bit of history: We initiated this survey because we started seeing signs like the…
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