License as Leverage: Mandating Treatment for Professionals

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Richard J. Bonnie

University of Virginia - School of Law

John Monahan

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2004

Abstract

Mandating professionals with mental disorder to adhere to psychological or psychiatric treatment in order to maintain their professional license frequently occurs and is rarely controversial. We survey current practices in using a professional license as "leverage" to assure adherence to treatment, and compare mandated treatment for professionals with other, more controversial forms of mandated treatment. Our analysis raises two questions. First, if the same level of high quality treatment now available to licensed professionals with mental or addictive disorders were made readily available to others with these disorders, would the positive outcomes experienced by the former also be experienced by the latter? Second, if the same intensive level of monitoring were applied to others as is now applied to licensed professionals, would rates of treatment adherence between the two groups tend to converge?

Suggested Citation

Bonnie, Richard J. and Monahan, John, License as Leverage: Mandating Treatment for Professionals (September 1, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1758874 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1758874

Richard J. Bonnie (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - School of Law ( email )

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Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

John Monahan

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
434-924-3632 (Phone)

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