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A Comparison of Clinical and Judicial Procedures for Reviewing Requests for Involuntary Medication in New York
Francine Cournos; Karen McKinnon; Carole Adams
Psychiatric Services 1988; doi:
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The authors thank Stanley Hoffman, Ph.D., and Roberta Rosenfeld, M.P.H., for their assistance with data collection.

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Washington Heights community service of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, 722 West 168th Street, New York, New York 10032

New York State Psychiatric Institute

Manhattan Psychiatric Centor at Ward's Island in New York City

American Psychiatric Association

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The Rivers v. Katz decision substituted judicial review for administrative review of requests for involuntary medication of patients in New York State mental hospitals. This change, prompted by concern for the rights of involuntarily committed patients, did not delay or diminish the use of involuntary medication in a large state hospital. Advantages of judicial review include a better understanding by clinicians of the legal basis for involuntary medication and greater patient participation in the review procedure. Disadvantages include lack of an independent clinical review and increased costs.

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