Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 37, Issue 2, Winter 2018/2019

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This issue of DMHL presents (a) commentary regarding extreme risk protection orders; (b) an article from the American Psychiatric Association that provides an overview of risk-based gun removal laws; and (c) outlines of significant recent cases in various federal and state courts.

In This Issue:

I. Commentary: Extreme Risk Protection Orders — Effective Tools for Keeping Guns out of Dangerous Hands [p.2]

II. Article: APA Resource Document on Risk-Based Gun Removal Laws [p.6]

III. Case Law Developments
United States Supreme Court [p.17]
Federal Circuit Court Decisions [p.18]
State Court Decisions [p.26]

IV. Institute Programs [p.29]

Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 37, Issue 1, Spring 2018

 

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This issue of DMHL presents two updates on Virginia mental health law and mental health initiatives including an overview article SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee: Mental Health Initiatives at the 2018 General Assembly Session; (b) a Data Corner discussing Incidence and Characteristics of TDOs in Psychiatric Admissions to UVA Hospital in 2015; and (c ) outlines of significant recent cases in various federal and state courts.

In This Issue:

I. Article: SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee: Mental Health Initiatives at the 2018 General Assembly Session [p. 1]

II. Update: Mental Health Related Bills Introduced in the 2018 General Assembly Session [p.12]
Bills Related to Mental Health That Have Survived [p.13]
Bills Carried Over to the 2019 Session [p.23]
Bills Related to Mental Health That Did Not Survive [p.24]

IV. Case Law Developments
United States Supreme Court [p.34]
Federal Circuit Court Decisions [p.35]
State Court Decisions [p.40]

V. Institute Programs [p.47]

Development in Mental Health Law

Volume 36, Issue 3, Fall 2017

 

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This issue of DMHL presents a feature article - An Opportunity for Further Reflection on Police Encounters with People in Mental Health Crisis – by Stephen L. Braga, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law. Outlines of significant recent cases in various federal and state courts are also in this DMHL including cases involving due process with violent sex offenders, Eighth Amendment rights of jail inmates, forcible administration of antipsychotic medication, and other cases.

In This Issue:

I. Article: Holloman v. Markowski: An Opportunity for Further Reflection
on Police Encounters with People in Mental Health Crisis [p. 1]

II. Editor’s Comment: Excessive Force Jurisprudence and Police Encounters
with People in Mental Health Crisis [p. 16]

III. Case Law Developments
Federal Circuit Court Decisions [p. 22]
State Court Decisions [p. 30]

IV. Institute Programs [p. 40]

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.