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Connecticut Estates Practice: Incapacity, Powers of Attorney and Adoption in Connecticut 3d Edition., by Ralph H. Folsom & Gayle B. Wilhelm

  • Chapter 1 Commitments and Placements

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 Chapter 319i Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities

Part II  - Commitment. General Provisions:

Part III - Patients' Rights

  • Sec.17a-540 Definitions

  • Sec.17a-541 Deprivation of Rights of Patient Prohibited. Exception.

  • Sec.17a-542 Humane and Dignified Treatment Required. Formulation of Discharge Plan.

  • Sec.17a-543 Procedures Governing Medication, Treatment, Psychosurgery and Shock Therapy

  • Sec.17a-544 Placement of Patient in Seclusion or Mechanical Restraint.

  • Sec.17a-545 Physical and Psychiatric Examinations

  • Sec.17a-546 Communication by Mail and Telephone

  • Sec.17a-547 Visitors. Restrictions on Mail, Telephone, and Visitor Privileges, When Allowed.

  • Sec.17a-548 Patient's Rights re Clothing, Possessions, Money and Access to Records

  • Sec.17a-550 Remedies of Aggrieved Persons.

Part IV - Whiting Forensic Division

Part V - Psychiatric Review Board

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