Skip to main content
NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing

New York Vista
Business
Education
Family
Health
Law and Order
Consumer Info
Environment
Government
Housing
Transportation
Career / Employment
Licenses & Credentials
Recreation / Tourism
Tax Information
How Do I?
Open Meeting Webcasts
  Health > Mental Health/Hygiene
  Related Links   

 

Question What is Kendra's Law and where can I get information about it?

Answer New York State's Kendra's Law establishes a procedure to obtain a court order for certain individuals to receive and accept outpatient treatment for their mental illness. It provides for assisted outpatient treatment for individuals who, in view of their treatment history and circumstances, are unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision. Click on the link below for more information, including eligibility criteria and the process for obtaining assisted outpatient treatment.

Back More Info 
Kendra's Law information from the Office of Mental Health.

Explanation of Kendra's Law, including more detailed questions and answers.
URL: http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/Kendra_web/KHome.htm

NYS Home Page | Accessibility | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer

APV