able to demand and obtain release from facility *if improved* IV. Patient Rights (does not matter if patient is voluntary or involuntary) Right to treatment: administration of care according to rules and principles -evidence based care; NO experiments -1972 Wyatt v. Stickney least restrictive environment -1975 O’Connor v. Donaldson free of restraints and seclusion refuse treatment -1979 Rogers v. Okin consent for treatment -informed consent confidentiality
-HIPAA -PHI (patient privacy using specific identifiers) -Duty to Warn 1974 / Duty to Protect 1976 -Tarasoff v. Regents of University of Cali -Police officer can warn patients if need be access to personal belongings/needs -visitors, daily exercise, phone, writing supplies request release -can NOT demand release right to bring civil suite - torts: civil law for wrongful conduct Suspension of rights -event of injury -event of harm to self/others *must give reason why: presenting behavior, duration of behavior, alternative provided* V. Involuntary commitment -not sought for by the patient ‘Burden of proof’ stating that patient is not a threat to themselves or others. Must be sought by family, case manager, authorities etc. -Seen as an act of beneficence Order of detention - court order mandate for a psychiatric evaluation VI. Emergency involuntary commitment-Pink Slip, 72 hour hold Suicidal or homicidal: inability to keep self safe; harmful to others Patient may or may not have true mental illness Review of admission
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