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Title 18: Health

Chapter 177: THE COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH

18 V.S.A. § 7408. Electroconvulsive therapy



§ 7408. Electroconvulsive therapy

The commissioner shall oversee the use of electroconvulsive therapy in Vermont and may adopt rules to govern the practice of electroconvulsive therapy. The commissioner's duties shall include:

(1) establishment of a uniform informed consent process, forms, and materials;

(2) oversight and monitoring of all facilities administering electroconvulsive therapy; and

(3) the collection of statistical data on the use of electroconvulsive therapy from all treating facilities. (Added 1999, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)