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Involuntary Commitment

Involuntary commitment (IVC) is when a person is put into a mental health facility agains…

What is Olmstead?

Frequently asked questions. What is Olmstead? Olmstead is a 1999 US Supreme Court decisi…

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Discharge Rights: Minors

Learn about your discharge rights if you are voluntarily, or involuntarily admitted int…

Discharge Rights: Adults

What are my discharge rights from a 24-hour mental health facility? You have the right to a…

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Right to Refuse Medication in Hospitals

An explanation of your right to refuse treatment or medication, including psychotropic…

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Your Right to Refuse Medication in Prison

Learn about your right to refuse medication in prison and the procedures for emergency an…

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Your Right to Refuse Medication in Facilities

An explanation of your right to refuse treatment or medication if you live in an intermedi…

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Psychotropic Medication and Youth

Information and resources for caregivers on psychotropic medication and children and y…

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Programs to Support Community Living

An information packet describing the programs available in NC to help people live in the c…

Transitions to Community Living Initiative (TCLI)

What is TCLI? In North Carolina, people diagnosed with serious mental illness are someti…

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