Ohio Mental Health Law

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Ohio Law for court-ordered mental health assessment and stabilization, Section 5122, is commonly referred to as a Pink Slip Ohio. It may also be applied to help a loved one battling substance abuse issues as part of a strategically caring professional intervention plan of action. Although we are not lawyers, we can help you explore strategies to work ethically and effectively to address both debilitating symptoms of mental illness and hard to reach self-medicating behaviors.

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Pink Slip Ohio

Is a term used to reference an application for emergency hospitalization for an individual who is mentally ill in the State of Ohio who appears to present with a substantial risk of physical harm to self or others if allowed to remain at liberty pending examination.

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Chapter 5122 Ohio

The chief clinical officer of a hospital may, and the chief clinical officer of a public hospital in all cases of psychiatric medical emergencies, shall receive for observation, diagnosis, care, and treatment any person whose admission is applied for under any of the following procedures:

(1) Emergency procedure, as provided in section 5122.10 of the Revised Code;(2) Judicial procedure as provided in sections 2945.38, 2945.39, 2945.40, 2945.401, 2945.402, and 5122.11 to 5122.15 of the Revised Code.

Upon application for such admission, the hospital's chief clinical officer immediately shall notify the board of the patient’s county of residence. To assist the hospital in determining whether the patient is subject to involuntary hospitalization and whether alternative services are available, the board or an agency the board designates promptly shall assess the patient unless the board or agency already has performed such assessment, or unless the commitment is pursuant to section 2945.38, 2945.39, 2945.40, 2945.401, or 2945.402 of the Revised Code.

State laws, such as Pink Slip Ohio and Chapter 5122 Ohio, are in place to support court-ordered involuntary treatment. Nevertheless, careful planning with a unified approach is essential for successfully using the laws to significantly increase the long term prognosis for your loved one’s recovery. Although we do not provide legal advice, we do provide services to help support the recovery process for all impacted by mental illness and substance abuse throughout the State of Ohio.