Georgia May Allow Mental Health Counselors To 'Involuntarily Commit' Patients

From ThinkProgress Wed Feb 6 2013, 16:00:14

A Georgia Senate health committee has unanimously passed a bill "that would allow licensed professional counselors to involuntarily commit to an institution for 72 hours patients who appear to be mentally ill and a danger," the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. While doctors and psychologists in Georgia already possess the authority to involuntarily commit mentally ill [...]

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