Involuntary Treatment Act

State ‘totally disregarded’ involuntary treatment law, held people too long, high court rules

BY: - July 27, 2023

Washington authorities failed to follow a state law that allows for people to be temporarily detained against their will for mental health treatment, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In two 5-4 decisions, the court ruled that the state “totally disregarded” the requirements of the Involuntary Treatment Act for three individuals held for behavioral health […]