The following are common questions that
have often been posed to our office:
My loved one is an
alcoholic or a drug addict. Can I probate them? back
Please visit the Supreme Court of Ohio website for forms for Involuntary Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse effective July 1, 2016 - CLICK HERE
What other options
are there for having a person evaluated? back
A case manager or support caseworker from one
of the following agencies may be able to assist or offer further
suggestions or recommendations.
Shelby County Counseling Center
1101 N. Vandemark Rd.
Sidney, OH 45365
Behavioral Health Unit (GERIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY)
915 W. Michigan Street
Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel. (937) 498-2311
What if the alleged
mentally ill or mentally retarded individual has private insurance?
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We recommend that the insurance company be contacted
prior to beginning this process. The Court will have to know what
hospitals in surrounding counties the person is authorized to
go to for a psychiatric admission. The only facility that is available
in Shelby County is the Wilson Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health
Unit, which is strictly for geriatric patients only.
Who will transport
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If the Court accepts the Affidavit and transportation
is necessary, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will
attempt to transport the alleged mentally ill or mentally retarded
individual to the hospital.
Do I need an attorney
to complete this process? back to top
Court personnel are not permitted to assist
you on which forms needs to be completed, or how they are to be
completed. Therefore, if you are uncomfortable proceeding any
further in the matter, you are strongly advised to contact an
attorney for assistance.
Can I complete this
process at home? back to top
The only part of the process that can be completed
outside of the Court is completing the preliminary paperwork.
The affidavit must be completed in the presence of court personnel or a notary public, so the person completing the affidavit can be sworn in.