If you think someone is a danger to themselves or others contact a Local Agency in your area.
Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) are legal documents that allow persons with mental illness to state, in advance of a crisis, their preferences for treatment. For more information please visit Crisis Navigation Project.
Legal Forms for Hospital/Provider Use
Frequently Used Forms
- Affidavit and Petition for Commitment AOC-SP-300
- 5-72-19 (7/20/2020) First Examination for Involuntary Commitment (adding LMFTs as examiners)
- 5-72-19-2 (10/1/2019) 24 Hour Facility Exam for Involuntary Commitment
- IVC Form Fact Sheet (1/11/2021)
- 5-72-01A Emergency Certificate
- 5-72-01B Emergency Certificate Supplement
- 5-73-01 Evaluation
- 5-76-01 Request for Hearing
- 5-79-01 Commitment Change
- 5-82-02 Request for Return
- 5-83-01 Notice of Return
Other related court forms for commitment are available at www.nccourts.org.
- Overview of Senate Bill 630 - IVC Laws Revision - Feb. 2019 (Slides PDF)
- IVC First Examiner FAQ - July 2020
Commitment Examiner Training
Below are introductory modules. Reviewing these do not qualify a licensed professional as a commitment examiner. To become a Certified Commitment Examiner, please email Tanya Thacker at the email address below.
- Since the creation of this video, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) have been renamed Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) are now able to become Commitment Examiners.
For general information about the involuntary commitment process please contact us at IVCCommunication@dhhs.nc.gov.