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Old January 4, 2013, 07:04 PM   #110
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Here is a more complete list.

Note the Language at the top. 1.Having a law, does not mean a state makes use of it. Very few states make use of involuntary outpatient commitment (Asssited Outpatient Treatment, AOT) laws.
2.When inpatient commitment is used, most states still rely on the "dangerousness" standard, and rarely use the other standards they have available to them. Further "dangerous" is often interpreted very narrowly to mean "imminently" dangerous.
3.No state law includes all the provisions in the model law on this site, and therefore all states can improve their law.
4.All states could improve care and save money wby making greater use of the options they already have available to them.
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