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Involuntary Commitments

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger please contact your local law enforcement office.

South Dakota state law allows a person to proceed with an involuntary commitment for the treatment of another person with a serious mental illness or substance use disorder.

Serious Mental Illness Involuntary Commitment Criteria

A person with a serious mental illness can be involuntarily committed if they meet the statutory criteria in SDCL 27A-1-2.

For more information regarding the commitment process see SDCL 27A or contact your local county board of mental illness for procedures in your area.

Substance Use Disorder Involuntary Commitment Criteria

A person with a substance use disorder can be involuntarily committed if they meet the statutory criteria in SDCL 34-20A-63

For additional information regarding the commitment process see SDCL 34-20A or the Substance Abuse Roadmap below