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Casey’s Law provides a means of intervening with someone who is unable to recognize his or her need for treatment due to their impairment. This law will allow parents, relatives, and/or friends to petition the ocurt for treatment on behalf of the person who has a substance use disorder. 

“Every effort to intervene on his disease was stymied because he was over the age of 18 and was not in the criminal justice system. I was told that “he has to want to lose enough and hit bottom”. That is contrary to the best practices for treatment of any other chronic, progressive, and potentially fatal disease. With other diseases, we know that the soooner the disease is recognized, the longer it’s treated, the better the chances for recovery.”



  • A Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMP) as defined in KRS 202A.011 will complete the Evaluation.

    • EVALUATION - The Qualified Mental Health Evaluation assesses the client's psychological history​ and functioning related to mental health and drug/alcohol to determine if there is a problem and treatment recommendations.

    • The QMP will completer the EVALUATION - 703A FORM so you can move forward in the process. 

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