National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Discussion

Delphine Brody & Erick Fabris

Court-ordered mandates to comply with "treatment," inevitably psychiatric drugs, are variously characterized as Involuntary Outpatient Treatment (IOC) or a Community Treatment Order (CTO).  By any name, there is a movement to coerce individuals living in the community to comply with whatever orders mental health professionals testify is helpful.  This panel is a discussion of strategies to oppose coercion in the community, including successful outcomes.  Emphasis will be on the circumstances in different states and in Canada.