As a provider, you recognize that once a patient has completed residential treatment and enters outpatient therapy, a significant possibility of relapse exists. To help avoid this unfortunate circumstance, ARLS continues to monitor treatment at this crucial time. We will schedule a hearing just prior to the Patient/Respondent’s discharge from residential treatment. We will make sure the Patient/Respondent will learn and understand that subsequent to their pending discharge from residential treatment, they are under continued court order to comply with the providers’ recommendation of future treatment. We let them know the potential consequences that still exist.
Under the legal order for treatment, our Marchman Act Attorneys will monitor the Patient/Respondent and bring him/her before the court as many times as necessary to force the Respondent to comply with the treatment recommendations during the first ninety-day period. An extension can be filed requesting an additional ninety days, prior to the end of the ninety-day treatment period, should the Patient/Respondent still meet Marchman Act criteria (based on your medical professional’s recommendation). During the ninety-day extension period, ARLS will continue to monitor the Patient/Respondent’s progress by scheduling court hearings. The need and frequency of the hearings typically is based on the input of the provider.