On September 17, 2014, a new law went into effect that modifies and provides clarification regarding court-ordered outpatient treatment. Court-ordered Outpatient Treatment is a civil – not a criminal – procedure in which a probate court judge orders an individual who meets the definition of “mentally ill person subject to court order” to participate in a treatment plan that is developed for that individual and which takes place in the community.
Here is a link to ORC 5122.111 and the new format. Affidavit of Mental Illness
View the publication on Understanding Ohio's Court Ordered Outpatient Treatment Law published by NAMI Ohio.
View the FAQ on Mental Health: Changes to Ohio's Civil Commitment Laws published by Disability Rights Ohio.
View the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Infographic published by the Treatment Advocacy Center