Aftermath of the Rogers decision: assessing the costs.

  title={Aftermath of the Rogers decision: assessing the costs.},
  author={Ronald Schouten and Thomas Gordon Gutheil},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={147 10},
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's decision in Rogers v. Commissioner is generally regarded as an important right to refuse treatment decision requiring maximum judicial involvement in the treatment of nonconsenting patients. Since courts and legislators in other jurisdictions have looked to Rogers for guidance on right to refuse treatment issues… CONTINUE READING