Escaping the LPS Conservatorship Revolving Door

Escaping the LPS Conservatorship Revolving Door” in California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Spring 2010, by Christopher D. Carico, Esq. Partner, Carico Johnson Toomey LLP, and James E. Spar, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Synopsis:
This article summarizes rules governing LPS coservatorships and discusses
the limitations of LPS conservatorships. It also discusses the often
ignored legal authority permitting health treatment in probate
conservatorships, and addresses the constitutionality of involuntary mental
health treatment in probate conservatorships. The authorize recommend
methods for increaseing the effectiveness of mental health treatment in
probate conservatorships, and discusses legislation affecting involuntary
outpatient mental health treatment in California.

To read the complete article, click here TE Quarterly Article by CDC and Dr Spar Vol 16 Issue 1-Spring 2010

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