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Tx_Guardian_Training_Reserve_02-16-2013.docx

Tx_Guardian_Training_Reserve_02-16-2013.docx

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Published by Kimmie Jordan
A little information for the training:
Treatment guardianship is a law in which a court deems an individual incapable of “informed consent” regarding their mental health treatment and assigns a surrogate decision maker to make mental health treatment decisions in the place of the individual. (Informed consent is the ability to make informed decisions related to their mental health care treatment based on understanding the benefits and disadvantages of particular medications or treatment.) This usually involves providing consent for medications and some other mental health treatment modalities, but also in some cases involves the filing of “enforcement orders”. (An enforcement order is a district court order in which a person may be taken into protective custody by a law enforcement officer to receive a particular treatment or be presented for psychiatric evaluation in the event that the individual has not been adhering to their medication regime) The purpose of the enforcement order is to have an individual receive stabilizing medications prior to experiencing a full crisis situation and hopefully prevent the need for a psychiatric hospitalization.
This will be year two of the expansion of the treatment guardian program in New Mexico. I have been assigned the task of providing training to the community, court system, and individuals interested in volunteering to become a treatment guardian. The training is a 5 hour workshop providing basic mental illness education, duties and limitations of treatment guardians under the law (43-1-15), and understanding the process and legal system associated with treatment guardians in New Mexico. Current professional and family treatment guardians, concerned community members, consumers, district court personnel, law enforcement and volunteers are invited to attend one of the 12 trainings that will be held in rural areas of New Mexico this year.
A little information for the training:
Treatment guardianship is a law in which a court deems an individual incapable of “informed consent” regarding their mental health treatment and assigns a surrogate decision maker to make mental health treatment decisions in the place of the individual. (Informed consent is the ability to make informed decisions related to their mental health care treatment based on understanding the benefits and disadvantages of particular medications or treatment.) This usually involves providing consent for medications and some other mental health treatment modalities, but also in some cases involves the filing of “enforcement orders”. (An enforcement order is a district court order in which a person may be taken into protective custody by a law enforcement officer to receive a particular treatment or be presented for psychiatric evaluation in the event that the individual has not been adhering to their medication regime) The purpose of the enforcement order is to have an individual receive stabilizing medications prior to experiencing a full crisis situation and hopefully prevent the need for a psychiatric hospitalization.
This will be year two of the expansion of the treatment guardian program in New Mexico. I have been assigned the task of providing training to the community, court system, and individuals interested in volunteering to become a treatment guardian. The training is a 5 hour workshop providing basic mental illness education, duties and limitations of treatment guardians under the law (43-1-15), and understanding the process and legal system associated with treatment guardians in New Mexico. Current professional and family treatment guardians, concerned community members, consumers, district court personnel, law enforcement and volunteers are invited to attend one of the 12 trainings that will be held in rural areas of New Mexico this year.

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Published by: Kimmie Jordan on Feb 14, 2013
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