HB 203 (Involuntary Committment Amendments)

Libertas Institute supports this bill.

The bill amends the criteria for involuntary civil commitment in Utah. It allows for court-ordered commitment of individuals who have been charged with a crime, are found incompetent to proceed due to mental illness, exhibit persistent unawareness of their mental illness, or unreasonably refuse mental health treatment.

Libertas Institute supports this bill. It enhances individual liberty by providing a legal framework to address situations where an individual's mental illness poses a danger to themselves or others, thus safeguarding the rights and safety of individuals within the community while minimizing government intervention in mental health matters.


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