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Lawmakers propose a plan to treat mentally ill people without their consent

Concerns raised on the guardianship and loss of rights for incapacitated persons

People unable to care for themselves due to mental illnesses could be subject to receiving treatment, even without their consent, if Washington state legislators pass a law to establish executorships for people who are incapacitated.

“Our mental health and addiction system of care is failing, in my view, the most vulnerable,” said the proposed bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce Cou...


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