Forcible Administration of Antipsychotic Medication
Arkin, Henry R.
JAMA. 1983 May 27; 249(20): 2784-2785.
A summary is provided of recent court decisions in Massachusetts and New Jersey which dealt with the right of mental patients to refuse psychoactive drugs. The courts expressly stated a qualified constitutional right to refuse medication but left unclear what standards and procedures a state must follow if it seeks to override a refusal. (KIE abstract)
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Arkin, Henry R. (1984-11-09)With growing numbers of involuntarily committed patients refusing antipsychotic drugs, state and federal courts have been called on to determine and balance the rights of patients and the duties of the state. Arkin, ...