The system of assisted outpatient treatment care

Individuals with serious mental illness who struggle to adhere to treatment do not have to bear the responsibility of improving their health alone. Michigan has some of the best laws in the nation for assisted outpatient treatment (AOT). Effective AOT programs and systems will help ensure individuals receive high-quality services in the community and work toward transitioning back to voluntary care. Every part of the system of care plays a uniquely important role in an effective AOT program. Explore the components of the system below to learn more about assisted outpatient treatment, why it matters, and how to get started.

There are many people involved in the process and everyone has different roles to ensure that due process is properly followed, and the individual’s rights are protected. Petitioning for an AOT order on someone should not be a decision taken lightly. It should always be used as a last resort.