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Bill would clarify that courts can help deal with mentally ill

Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and of counsel in the firm’s Columbus office, authored an op-ed for the Columbus Dispatch in support of Ohio Senate Bill 350.  According to her op-ed, the proposed legislation would allow probate judges to order outpatient treatment for somebody who does not need a full, expensive and often unavailable hospitalization. Under outpatient treatment, a judge can supervise a treatment plan for somebody who is unable to make a rational decision for his own health. 

To read the op-ed, please visit the Columbus Dispatch website.  (Subscription may be required)

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