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Process for Involuntary Treatment of Mental Illness or Drug Addiction

Authored By: Athens-Clarke County Probate Court

Under certain circumstances, as ordered by a judge of the Probate Court or Superior Court, Georgia law authorizes involuntary treatment of persons proved to be suffering from mental illness or drug or alcohol addiction. This document provides basic information about this process and offers an outline of Important Code Sections, Involuntary Treatment Standards for inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment and Involuntary Treatment Proceedings.

Last Review and Update: Sep 06, 2002