Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

In 1999, New York State enacted legislation that provides for court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) for eligible individuals with mental illness who
  • Have a history of dangerousness associated with non-compliance with treatment
  • In view of their treatment history, are unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision
The following questions and answers will help explain this legislation, commonly referred to as "Kendra's Law." Additional information can be obtained at the website for the Office of Mental Health for the State of New York.