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The Right to Refuse Treatment  

Author:  Jacqueline M.  Moore, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.H.P.A..

Source: Volume 08, Number 01, November/December 2006 , pp.9-10(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Today, more and more inmates with mental health disorders are entering the correctional system. Given an inmate’s basic right to refuse treatment, a question then arises: Can an inmate’s refusal for mental health treatment be overridden?

Keywords: Psychotropic Medication, safety, security, Imminent Danger, Position Statement

Affiliations:  1: Correctional Health Care Management.

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