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)