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North Carolina’s Involuntary Commitment Process

| Date Posted: 9/11/2018

You are invited to attend a program
North Carolina’s Involuntary Commitment Process

October 9, 2018

Dinner at 5:45 p.m. • Program to follow at 6:15 p.m.

Conference Center, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital • Pinehurst, NC

Speaker: Mark F. Botts, J.D.

Mr. Botts holds a bachelor degree from Albion
College and a J.D. from the University of
Michigan School of Law. He joined the School
of Government in N.C. in 1992 Prior to joining
the School of Government, he served judicial
clerkships with the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court
for the Western District of Michigan. One of
Mr. Botts’ fields of expertise is Involuntary
Commitment Law and Procedure. Mr. Botts is
professionally associated with the UNC School
of Government.

At the completion of this activity, the
participant should be able to:
• Describe N.C.’s Involuntary Commitment
• Examine the criteria for involuntary
commitment in North Carolina
• Inspect the forms used in the involuntary
commitment process
• Discuss the steps in the process that are
associated with the most risk for all

Goals of this Live Activity:
Accurate, efficient and safe involuntary
commitment process for all involved.

Target Audience:
Authorized Clinicians (Physicians, Health
Services Provider Psychologists, Licensed
Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurses
and Clinical Addiction Specialists with Specific
Authorization, Masters Level Psychiatric
Nurses, Masters Level Clinical Addictions
Specialists who are specifically authorized),
District Court Judges, Law Enforcement
Officers, and other Interested Health Care
Gap to be Filled:
Updated information to support consistency
and complete paperwork in the involuntary
commitment process.



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