Involuntary outpatient commitment: ethical and legal aspects

Y. Levkowitch, M. Weiser, A. Levy, M. Neumann

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In 1991 the Israeli Knesset (parliament) drafted new legislation for the treatment of the mentally ill. One of the innovations was involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC), which allows the district psychiatrist to order a patient to attend a clinic and receive ambulatory care. IOC is an attempt to address the problem of the "revolving door" patients, chronic mental patients who after discharge do not continue medication and therefore relapse and have to be readmitted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-672, 740
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


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