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Mental Health Law (Vol. 53, Massachusetts Practice Series)

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Format: Book - hardbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2007-2021
Service #: 40676816
Sub #: 40676815
Pages: 2086
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: No updating

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Mental Health Law (Vol. 53, Massachusetts Practice Series)



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Mental Health Law provides a comprehensive discussion of the full spectrum of mental health law and the mental health system in Massachusetts. This treatise includes an overview of the applicable state agencies, definitions of terms used in the field, and discussion of the major caselaw.

The authors provide practical suggestions and, where relevant, discussion of current court and institutional practices. Applicable in both civil and criminal contexts, the work covers:

  • The origins of Massachusetts mental health law
  • The structure and goals of Massachusetts state agencies
  • Voluntary and involuntary admissions and commitment
  • Criminal issues
  • Competence to make treatment and other decisions
  • Evidence
  • Privileges
  • Commitment of alcoholics and substance abusers
  • Appeals

You’ll also find court forms and author commentary on their use.