Civil Commitment is a form of involuntary commitment. It is a legal process through which a practitioner can have the court order an individual into treatment in a psychiatric hospital or in the community once they have deemed the individual to be a danger to themselves or others.

It's not often, but it does happen that consumers with co-occurring disorders will have to be civilly commitment for their own protection. This falls under Duty to Warn, as practitioners are also mandated reporters.

Back to listing
addiction SUD Substance Use Disorder Mental Health Disorder legal disability