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Law of Mental Health Seminar - 2224

Law of Mental Health Seminar
Class Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022
Catalog Number:
5747
Professor(s):

Professor

Professor

Type:
Seminar
Credits:
3 (2 Contact, 1 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Priority:
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Description

This course provides an introduction to the laws and issues that affect individuals with mental illness, many of whom find themselves in the criminal or civil justice systems. Emphasis will be on the issues surrounding civil commitment and the emerging use of treatment courts on the criminal side. This will require a review of Pennsylvania’s Mental Health Procedures Act and other state and federal statutes, cases, and regulations. Students will be permitted to attend a session of mental health court

Law of Mental Health Seminar