Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 35, Issue 4, Winter 2016


This issue features timely updates on actions and recommendations to the 2017 Virginia General Assembly by the SJ47 Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century and its Work Groups. An insightful article discusses and a Data Corner describes issues of permanent supportive housing for persons with serious mental illness. Case Law Developments in federal and states courts are highlighted. Programs in ILPPP's current calendar are announced.

In This Issue:

I. Updates:
      A. SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee Actions and Recommendations to the 2017 General   Assembly Session [p. 1]
           Work Group #1: System Structure and Financing [p. 1]
           Work Group #2: Criminal Justice Diversion [p. 5]
           Work Group #3: Mental Health Crisis and Emergency Services [p. 6]
           Work Group #4: Housing [p. 7]
      B. Other Mental Health Related Bills in the 2017 General Assembly [p. 9]

II. Article: The Case for Permanent Supportive Housing for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: Improved Lives, Reduced Costs, and Compliance with Federal Law [p.17]

III. ILPPP Data Corner: Permanent Supportive Housing: Virginia Investment and Estimated State Cost Avoidance [p.23] 

IV. Case Law Developments [p.27]
      Federal Circuit Court Decisions [p.27]
      Virginia Court Decisions [p.33]
      State Court Decisions [p.33]

V. Institute Programs [p.37]