Connecticut Probate Courts:
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Department of Mental
Health & Addiction Services:
Connecticut Estates Practice: Incapacity, Powers of Attorney and Adoption in
Connecticut 3d Edition., by Ralph H. Folsom & Gayle B. Wilhelm
Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities
Part II -
Commitment. General Provisions:
(Formerly Sec. 17-777). Commitment Jurisdiction.
Application. Appointment of three-judge court.
(Formerly Sec. 17-178). Hearing on Commitment
Application. Notice. Rights of Respondent. Examination by
Physicians. Order of Commitment. Election of Voluntary Status
Prior to Adjudication. Review of Confinement.
(Formerly Sec. 17-183). Commitment Under Emergency Certificate.
Examination of Patient. Explanation of Rights. Hearing. Private
Hospitals' Notification to Commissioner. Immediate Discharge of Patient.
Notification of Next of Kin. Prohibited Commitments to Chronic Disease
(Formerly Sec. 17-183a). Detention by Police Officer Prior to Commitment.
Issuance of Emergency Certificates by Psychologist and Certain Clinical
Social Workers and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
(Formerly Sec. 17-187). Voluntary Admissions.
Notification of Next of Kin. Restriction on Right to Leave. Commitment
Proceedings. Continuation of Confinement. Probable Cause Hearing.
(Formerly Sec. 17-192). Release or Transfer; Procedure.
(Formerly Sec. 17-205a). Payment of Commitment and
Part III - Patients'
(Formerly Sec. 17-206a). Definitions
(Formerly Sec. 17-206b). Deprivation of Rights of Patient Prohibited. Exception.
(Formerly Sec. 17-206c). Humane and Dignified Treatment Required. Formulation of
Sec.17a-543 Procedures Governing Medication, Treatment, Psychosurgery
and Shock Therapy.
(Formerly Sec. 17-206e). Placement of Patient in Seclusion or Mechanical Restraint.
Medication Not to Be Used as Substitute for Habilitation.
Sec.17a-545 Physical and Psychiatric Examinations.
Communication by Mail and Telephone.
Visitors. Restrictions on Mail, Telephone, and Visitor
Privileges, When Allowed.
(Formerly Sec. 17-206i). Patient's Rights re Clothing, Possessions, Money and Access
to Records. Lists of Rights to Be Posted.
Remedies of Aggrieved Persons.
- Whiting Forensic Division
Part V - Psychiatric
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