Order of Non-Hospitalization Study Committee

07 August 2018

Charge of the Committee – There is created the Order of Non-Hospitalization Study Committee to examine the strengths and weaknesses of Vermont’s orders of non-hospitalization for the purpose of improving patient care.

November 15, 2018

October 25, 2018

September 27, 2018

August 23, 2018

July 26, 2018


ONH Modification Certificate

ONH Revocation Certificate

Reports and Studies

Implementation of Act 200, Section 3 (December 1, 2018)

ONH Study Committee Memo October 25, 2018

Proposed Statute Language Change: Jack McCullough and Kristin Chandler

White Paper by Rod Copeland January 18, 2000

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors on ONH Statues (September 27, 2018)

State's Attorney's Memo: David Gartenstein

State's Attorney's Memo:  David Gartenstein (November 12, 2018)

NAMI Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Myths and Facts

Reimagining ONH: TAC Report

Video of Testimony: Forward by Pheobe Sparrow Wagner

A Vision for Persons with Mental Health Challenges: One Alternative to Orders of NonHospitalization(PDF)

A Vision for Persons with Mental Health Challenges: One Alternative to Orders of NonHospitalization(Powerpoint)

Sample Draft Motion to Modify ONH - Judge Teachout

VAHHS Memo - Devon Green (November 9, 2018)

DRVT Memo - AJ Ruben (November 1, 2018)

ONH Stats - Jack McCullough (November 1, 2018)

Caring Coercion (September 2, 2005)

Connecticut Legislative Testimony

Proposed Langauge - Kristin Chandler and Jack McCullough (November 1, 2018)

Effectivness and Outcomes NY State (02/2010)

Mental Health Court and Assisted Outpatient Treatment (03/2014)

Ethics Consideration of Involuntary Outpatient Treatment (11/2016)

Five Year Outcomes (08/2018)

OCTET (03/2013)

The Lancet Update (12/2017)

United Nations General Assembly Human Rites Counsel 28th Session (March 5, 2015)

American Psychiatric Association, World Psychiatric Association (December 9, 2013)

United Nations Human Rites Office of the High Commissioner (January 22, 2014)

ONH Modification/Revocation Motions

DMH ONH Position Statement


ONH Process Flow Charts:

ONH Process Flow Chart - Family Court

ONH Process Flow Chart - Criminal Court


Mental Health Commitment statutes:

Title 18 §7617       https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/18/181/07617           

Title 18 §7617a     https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/18/181/07617a         

Title 18 §7621       https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/18/181/07621           


Vermont Involuntary Medication Statutes:

Title 18 §7624 









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