Education: On Demand
HOW TO GET HELP FOR YOUR PATIENT WHO DOESN'T WANT IT: PROCESS AND LAW OF INVOLUNTARY PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN ARIZONA (On-Demand Informational Webinar)
Court-ordered evaluation or court-ordered treatment (assisted outpatient treatment) is a complicated topic in which the medical and legal communities each play a role. In order for a psychiatrist practicing in Arizona to effectively protect the patient and others at a time when he or she may not be capable of appropriate decision-making, having the knowledge of Arizona law and its processes necessary to interpret the appropriate course of action and apply the same is essential.
Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) has been shown to reduce hospitalization, arrest and incarceration, homelessness and violent acts associated with mental illness. Due to strict legal criteria, AOT participants typically represent far less than .05% of a state’s population. Yet, on any given day, they are the people most at risk to be in a hospital, ER, on the streets or behind bars. The webinar is posted for informational purposes to the community, and is no longer eligible for continuing medical education credit. If you have any questions regarding the same, please contact the Society.