They would definitely b under observation of their doctor but that would be in the form of checkups basically. They are given the prescriptions and sent home with directions on taking it. Told what to look for as a serious side effect, and are suppose to follow up so many days/weeks/months after depending on what the issue is. However people have the right to decide on medical care or not. They can decide to no longer see the doctor. Medication can not be forced against someone’s will. Treatments can’t be forced. This is not just mental illness but health care in general. Say someone has a very treatable cancer that will die without the treatment. The person can decide they don’t want the treatment. The doctors and family can’t force someone to get the treatment to save their life. I believe this freedom on treatments is to prevent medical abuse as much as possible. If you see someone choking you aren’t allowed to help them without their consent legally. Someone that is unconscious can be helped based off reasonable belief they’d want help.
I couldn’t say if Britney has the freedom to deny treatment because of the conservatorship, I don’t know the legality of stuff like that. I don’t think they are allowed to hold her down and force her to take medication, they can’t slip it into her drinks/food, and I’d assume a doctor couldn’t force inject her with medication either. Which is why she was forced into the treatment center because they do have more rights to force medication when you are in a mental facility. If you sign into a mental facility willingly I’m assuming that means you are willing to accept the treatments, being forced into them (51/50 and such) usually means you’ve proven to be a threat to yourself or others so the doctors would have the legal rights to monitor and provide treatments.
while I think it’s good to an extend that people can not be forced medication it has its downside too. The health care system is so incredibly broken in america. A lot of people that need treatments are uninsured and couldn’t afford or have access to their medications even if they DID want them. A lot of mental illnesses would benefit greatly from therapy along with other treatments like medication. But the options aren’t really there. If you have the money like Britney does she has access to all the best care and treatment options if she wants to get them. The average person isn’t that lucky. A lot of drugs might as well be legal ****. Some doctors over medicate and don’t care much to make sure you are improving. Others are super cautious not to give out medication in fear of causing addictions or getting in trouble for giving them to someone that is abusing the medication. If you don’t have health insurance and see a doctor regularly it’s almost impossible to get medication because doctors need to have it established with them that it is needed. Often people that are held on 51/50 or hospitalized and given the medication they need, improve enough to be released and end up back suffering because they don’t have a regular doctor and aren’t able to get access to the medication they need anymore. So it’s a repeated cycle ending back up in hospitals until they eventually die or manage a way to get help. A lot of people with mental health issues will self medicate with illegal drugs. Mental health is a huge issue that needs to be address in America.