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Scott Louis Panetti entered Texas prison with a well-documented psychiatric history, including two involuntary commitments at Kerrville State Hospital, and lengthy inpatient stays at Veterans Administration hospitals in Waco, Kerrville and his home state of Wisconsin.
At the time, he had a 14-year history of amply documented mental problems, including schizophrenia and involuntary commitments to mental facilities.
The program's administrators reported that almost 30% of the patients who had involuntary commitment orders were stabilized to the extent that those orders could be rescinded and they were discharged to outpatient care.
Now, at this point you are probably asking yourself: why not just have the examining physician file the involuntary commitment petition, which will have the same effect in prohibiting this person from owning a gun?
SF 406 MH DUTIES MH Advocate: Involuntary commitments: Requires the clerk of courts to inform the person filing for involuntary commitments about pre-application screenings.
The Florida Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure for Involuntary Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators (the Jimmy Ryce Rules of Procedure).
Some states also require mental health professionals to seek voluntary hospitalization or emergency involuntary commitment for patients likely to be dangerous, and New York's new law will allow law enforcement officials to remove any firearms the patients may own.
A North Carolina judge signed these involuntary papers forcing Jenelle to stay at a mental health facility, stating, 'It has been alleged that you are mentally ill and a proper subject for involuntary commitment.