Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 38, Issue 1, Summer 2019

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This issue of DMHL presents (a) an update on the SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee; (b) an overview of behavioral health related legislation enacted in the 2019 General Assembly session; (c) an article about providing emergency medical care without informed consent; and (d) outlines of significant recent cases in various federal courts.

In This Issue:

In Memoriam [p. 1]

I. Article: SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee Update [p. 2]

II. Behavioral Health Related Legislation Enacted in the 2019 General Assembly Session [p. 26]

III. Providing Emergency Medical Care without Informed Consent: An Important Decision from a Federal District Court [p. 32]

IV. Case Law Developments
United States Supreme Court [p. 38]
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals [p. 39]

V. Institute Programs [p. 43]

Developments in Mental Health Law


Volume 35, Issue 4, Winter 2016

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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]


 

Developments of Mental Health Law

Volume 35, Issue 3, October 2016

This issue features an update article SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee Update: A Vision for Public Mental Health Services in Virginia Takes Shape. The article continues and builds from articles in past editions of DMHL. A fascinating Data Corner describes Virginia summary data from the National Mental Health Services Survey. Case Law Developments in federal and states courts are highlighted. Programs in ILPPP's current calendar are announced.

Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 35, Issue 2, July 2016

This issue features an update article: SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century. DMHL's section on Case Law Developments features discussions of cases in the Fourth Circuit (on Treatment over Objection, etc.) in other Federal Circuit Courts (on the ADA Integration Mandate, etc.) and in Virginia and other State Courts. Programs in ILPPP's current calendar are announced.

Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 35, Issue 1, March 2016

This issue features an article regarding the Fourth Circuit's establishment of constitutional 'excessive force' standards for taser use, placing new limits on officers' use of force when responding to individuals in mental health crisis. The ILPPP Data Corner presents data regarding use of court-ordered alternatives to law enforcement for transporting people during mental health emergencies. Also find an extensive compilation of case law developments.

Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 34, Issue 4, December 2015

This Issue features an article, Responding to Concerned Family Members during a Mental Health Crisis, that highlights issues through a case study. ILPPP Data Corner continues thematically with data on Response Time of Public Outpatient Mental Health Providers. Also find an update on the SJ 47 Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century, summaries of decisions in some court cases, and a roster of upcoming programs offered by the Institute.