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Massachusetts Laws

Massachusetts Regulations and Guidelines

Massachusetts Court Rules

Massachusetts Executive Orders

Forms

Selected Massachusetts Cases

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Massachusetts Laws

    MGL c.19 Dept. of Mental Health
    MGL c.123 Mental Health
    MGL c.112, s.172A Protecting Patient Confidentiality
    MGL c. 123, s.35 Commitment of Alcoholics or Substance Abusers
    MGL c.6A, s.16P-16S Yolanda's Law: Enhancing children's mental health treatment

Massachusetts Regulations and Guidelines

    104 CMR Department of Mental Health
    Interpretive Guidelines for 104 CMR 29 Determining Service Authorization for Children, Adolescents and Adults pdf format of Interpretive Guidelines for 104 CMR 29

Massachusetts Court Rules and Standards

District Court Department Standards of Judicial Practice: Civil Commitment and Authorization of Medical Treatment for Mental Illness pdf format of Mental Health
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Probate and Family Court Standing Order 4-11: Administrative Process for Uncontested Rogers Reviews and Extensions

Uniform Trial Court Rules for Civil Commitment Proceedings for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders G. L. c.123 s.35

Massachusetts Executive Orders

EO 422 txt format of EO 422-2000, MA Reg. #899
Services for Mentally Ill Individuals Under Age 19

Forms

Mental Health Forms

Selected Massachusetts Cases

In the Matter of G.P. , 473 Mass. 112 (2015). 
"Discussion of G. L. c. 123, § 35, which authorizes... involuntary civil commitment ...where there is a likelihood of serious harm as a result of the person's alcoholism or substance abuse, or both... Discussion of the Uniform Trial Court Rules for Civil Commitment Proceedings for Alcohol and Substance Abuse, which will take effect in February, 2016."

Rogers v. Commissioner of the Dept. of Mental Health , 390 Mass. 489 (1983). Outlines the requirements to be met in order to involuntarily administer anti-psychotic medications.

Rosie D. v. Romney , 410 F.Supp. 2d 18 (2006) 
Found that Massachusetts "violated ...provisions of the Medicaid Act by failing to offer necessary medical services to children in this Commonwealth who suffer from serious emotional disturbances."

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Last update: January 9, 2017

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