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I think this likely varies from state to state, and country to country, but in California a person can even refuse medication who is in a hospital on a 5150 hold (non-voluntarily because they aren't safe in public), so unless a doctor goes to a judge and can prove that there is a real need for someone being forced to take medications (again, their own safety), and then the judge can give a waiver, that must be periodically re-visited (I'm foggy now...every 14 days?). It is about protecting the patient's rights.  I'm curious though, if this exists in other countries...hadn't ever thought of that. What are people's rights in this regard, under EU and international laws, I wonder...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri Jan 27th, 2006 at 04:28:31 AM EST
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