Thursday, February 05, 2009

Involuntary Commitment of Minors

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a case from the Common Pleas of Allegheny County wherein a minor appealed the Order committing him to involuntary drug and alcohol treatment.

Apparently, the minor’s grandmother had petitioned to have him involuntarily committed. The Opinion outlines the statutory provisions as well as the case law in this area. To read the entire Opinion, please click here.

(The link will expire in approximately 10 days).

1 comment:

Debi said...

I am finding limited knowledge of Act 2004-147, which gives parents the authority to consent for voluntary mental health inpatient treatment for minor children and am wondering if you are aware of any Commonwealth case where a teen appealed a voluntary mental health inpatient consent by parent.

Thanks!