CompetencyIs there outpatient?
I do not think that you have the right area of law, so I am changing it to a more appropriate practice. I am guessing that this is a reference to someone who is receiving care for mental health issues. In that area, the state will step in to assure that care is provided when there is a risk that the person will harm himself or others. Generally a ward of the state is given inpatient treatment, but I think there are ways for the state to authorize and supervise outpatient, though it is rare and convoluted. In the end, the state, for practical reasons, is really looking for someone to take control of the situation and make sure that proper treatment continues.
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If it is for a juvenile dependency action, and foster care is involved then I believe a social services worker can be involved. If it is for an adult, there may be mental health or social services case managers involved depending on the types of services received.
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