Richard Bonnie
John Monahan

Understanding and Applying Virginia’s New Statutory Civil Commitment Criteria

CO-AUTHORS Bruce J. Cohen
PUBLISHER
Developments in Mental Health Law
DATE
2009
 

Abstract

In 2008, Virginia’s General Assembly enacted significant amendments to the Commonwealth’s civil commitment statute, based on the recommendations of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform (the “Commission”). This document is designed to review the statutory language that modified the civil commitment criteria, provide examples of how the new language in the statute might be applied, and promote a common understanding of the commitment criteria across the Commonwealth. 

Citation

Richard J. Bonnie, Bruce J. Cohen & John T. Monahan, Understanding and Applying Virginia’s New Statutory Civil Commitment Criteria, 28 Developments in Mental Health Law 127-139 (2009).
 

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