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Who initiates emergency commitments?
Community Mental Health Journal
  • Annette Christy, University of South Florida
  • Jessica Handelsman, University of South Florida
  • Ardis Hanson, University of South Florida
  • Ezra Ochschorn, University of South Florida
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
Florida's Mental Health Act was amended in 2005 and 2006 to include licensed mental health counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists, respectively, to the list of professionals authorized to initiate emergency commitments. The present study evaluates the volume of involuntary emergency commitments by type of initiator for a 5 year period.
Citation Information
Christy, A., Handelsman, J., Hanson, A., & Ochshorn, E. (2009). Who initiates emergency commitments? Community Mental Health Journal, 46(2), 188-191. doi10.1007/s10597-009-9216-5.