Contact Us
(541) 682-3608 

Commitment Team

Ivan K. Sumner, LCSW

Lucy Kingsley, M.S.

Andrea L Williams, MA, LPC
Civil Commitment 

Health and Human Services
Mental Health
Civil Commitment

Oregon law is designed to protect civil liberties. However, there are special circumstances in which the law allows for the involuntary hospitalization of individuals who are deemed to have a mental disorder and who may be dangerous to themselves, dangerous to others, or unable to care for their basic personal needs. Additionally, based on an individual’s history of multiple recent hospitalizations, civil commitment could be considered.

Civil commitment requires two petitioners to complete an affidavit describing the allegedly mentally ill individual’s symptoms and behavior that is required by the Oregon statutes. A worker from Lane County Mental Health will assist with the petitioning process and guide the commitment process through the circuit court. If an individual is civilly committed he or she is placed under the supervision of the state mental health division for a period of time not to exceed 180 days.

Phone: (541) 682-3608 or (541) 682-4085-- ask for a Civil Commitment Team worker
TTY:  (541) 682-7540
FAX: (541) 682-3707

Phone Hours: 

(541) 682-3608
Monday – Friday
9:00a.m. to 12noon
& 1:00pm 5:00 p.m.
(except Holidays)

Administrative Location:

Lane County Mental Health
2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00a.m. to 12noon
& 1:00pm to 5:00 p.m.
(except Holidays)