Scary prospect. I need to look more into this law, but no one should ever be forced into treatment. As someone that was almost forced into a horrific treatment after being forced into the hospital, the idea of being forcibly medicated even outside of a psychiatric hospital scares the shit out of me. We, as consumers of mental health services, can already lose our rights at the drop of a hat. We don’t need this brought into our homes. It really scares me that someone might think I “need” meds and can force me into it easier than they already can…
The out patient forced treatment bill passed…people can now be forcibly drugged in their own homes in every state in the country.
What tragedy befalls us. This is dangerous legislation.
And from Beyond Meds:
A collection on Forced Treatment: Coercion, subtle or otherwise, is the rule in psychiatric care…