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Involuntary Commitment

Involuntary commitment (IVC) is when a person is put into a mental health facility against their will, or without their permission or the permission of their guardian.

You must meet certain criteria to be involuntarily committed. This post contains information and resources about IVC in North Carolina.

IVC Resources

Criteria-for-IVC-UNC-SoG – a list of criteria for being IVC’d

IVC-Process-Flow-Chart-2.2019 – A flow chart that describes the IVC process depending on who is making the petition.

What is Involuntary Commitment? – A fact sheet that answers basic questions about involuntary commitment.

Information on involuntary commitment from DHHS.