Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Mental Health

The Legal Unit for the Vermont Department of Mental Health(DMH)represents DMH in civil and appellate litigation, primarily involuntary hospitalization hearings, guardianship petitions, administrative grievances and involuntary medication hearings. The Unit attorneys also advise the Department with respect to compliance with court-ordered outpatient treatment for persons in the Commissioner’s care and custody, including management of the court-ordered evaluation system for sanity and competency of criminal defendants.

The Legal Unit can be reached at (802) 241-0181 and the Mental Health website is http://mentalhealth.vermont.gov/