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policy 0140 : Judicial Treatment Orders

Patients 18 years of age or older who are capable of making an informed decision shall provide consent to treatment for themselves. However, under certain limited circumstances permitted by Virginia law, healthcare providers at the Medical Center may attempt to obtain a judicial order related to medical treatment or participate in obtaining emergency custody, temporary detention, involuntary commitment or mandatory outpatient commitment order related to mental health treatment. In making the decision to seek entry of such orders, all providers shall determine whether the patient’s situation meets the legal requirements for obtaining the appropriate order.

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  1. effective date:

    September 1, 2018
  2. signature(s):

    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center