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Mental and Behavioral Health

Nebraska has laws and regulations that address involuntary mental health treatment. When a person has a severe mental illness and is unwilling to consent to treatment, Nebraska uses short-term emergency commitment and long-term involuntary commitment laws to protect the safety of that person and the community. Short-term emergency commitment typically involves court-ordered treatment in hospital settings for short periods of time. Long-term involuntary commitment may follow a short-term emergency commitment after court proceedings if further treatment is required. The datasets below explore the process of initiation, intake, and treatment of persons facing civil commitment. The datasets also explore the effect of commitment on firearm rights. Click on a topic to learn more:

There are 2 datasets that explore how mental and behavioral health topics have been addressed in the law in Nebraska. Click on each to learn more about the law related to that topic: