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GPs and New Compulsory Admission Procedures in France
Benjamin Rolland, M.D., Ph.D.; Nadia Zouitina, M.D.; Guillaume Vaiva, M.D., Ph.D.; Olivier Cottencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Psychiatric Services 2014; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201300428
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The authors are with the Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille, Lille, France.

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: On August 1, 2011, a new law reforming compulsory hospitalization measures (CHMs) was implemented in France (1). This new law aimed to develop compulsory community treatment procedures and to introduce review by a judge (2). Although a reform of CHMs was long expected in the French psychiatry field, numerous professionals expressed disapproval of the speed with which the new law was drafted and implemented (2). Such precipitance could notably disrupt physicians’ ability to correctly carry out CHMs.

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Law of July 5, 2011, relating to the rights and the protection of people who are given psychiatric care [in French]. Available at www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000024312722&dateTexte&categorieLien=id. Accessed Sept 4, 2013
 
Gourevitch  R;  Brichant-Petitjean  C;  Crocq  M-A  et al:  The evolution of laws regulating psychiatric commitment in France.  Psychiatric Services 64:609–612, 2013
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Salize  HJ;  Dressing  H;  Peitz  M: Compulsory Admission and Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill Patients—Legislation and Practice in EU Member States: Final Report. Mannheim, Germany, Central Institute of Mental Health, 2002. Available at ec.europa.eu/health/ph_projects/2000/promotion/fp_promotion_2000_frep_08_en.pdf
 
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