This is bad law. It's going to create a scare among the people who are already skittish about treatment but are often highest risk, namely older white men. It erodes confidentiality. The mandate is vague, and there's just enough room for mental health professionals to get worried about liability, which has a remarkable way of lowering the IQ of even very smart people. We would have been a lot better off with public health interventions, education, and perhaps outpatient commitment systems to supplement inpatient commitment.
(I know +Cara Schulz
also posted on this last night, but I was late to that party).