Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

A person may have an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) order granted on his/her behalf if the court finds that he/she:

  • is 18 years of age or older; and
  • is suffering from a mental illness; and
  • is unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision, based on a clinical determination; and
  • has a history of lack of compliance with treatment for mental illness which has led to either:
    • 2 hospitalizations for mental illness in the preceding 36 months, or
    • 1 or more acts of serious violent behavior toward self or others or threats of, or attempts at, serious physical harm to self or others within the last 48 months; and
  • is unlikely to voluntarily participate in outpatient treatment that would enable him or her to live safely in the community; and
  • is in need of AOT in order to avoid a relapse or deterioration which would be likely to result in serious harm to self or others; and
  • is likely to benefit from AOT

AOT Care Managers provide intensive monitoring, treatment support, and care management for people identified by the courts under Kendra’s law. AOT Care Managers meet with individuals face-to-face on a weekly basis.

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