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Resource Document on Non-Emergency Involuntary Medication for Mental Disorders in U.S. Jails

Approved by the Joint Reference Committee, October 2020

  • 2020

Psychiatrists who work in jail settings will encounter patients for whom the administration of non-emergency involuntary medication is clinically indicated for the stabilization of their serious mental illness. This resource document is intended to guide psychiatrists in decision-making about non-emergency involuntary psychiatric medication administration in U.S. jails by providing background information and highlighting issues for consideration.

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