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Emergency Authorization of Medical Treatment for Individuals with Mental Health Issues

In Virginia, a person can be forced to undergo medical treatment if their mental health issues prohibit them from understanding that their resistance to such treatment is harmful to them. While these laws do not allow a person to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment or to be forcibly administered anti-psychotic medication, these laws do assist individuals in getting medical treatment for their family or friends suffering from a mental health issues. Our firm has experience in these types of cases and has assisted individuals in obtaining treatment for their family or friends with mental health issues in these emergency situations.