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Who initiates emergency commitments?
Community Mental Health Journal (2010)
  • Annette Christy
  • Jessica Handelsman, University of South Florida
  • Ardis Hanson
  • Ezra Ochshorn
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.
  • commitment of mentally ill; legislation & jurisprudence; psychiatric emergency services
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Annette Christy, Jessica Handelsman, Ardis Hanson and Ezra Ochshorn. "Who initiates emergency commitments?" Community Mental Health Journal Vol. 46 Iss. 2 (2010)
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