Virginia: Mental health bills head to Kaine
Mason Adams and Michael Sluss write in The Roanoke Times:
The General Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a package of bills intended to reform Virginia’s mental health system and fill long-neglected gaps exposed by April’s shootings at Virginia Tech.[…]
The legislation would ease Virginia’s standard for involuntary commitment and improve monitoring of people under outpatient commitment orders. It further defines the roles of several mental health providers, authorizes them to share information and allows the extension of emergency custody orders from four to six hours.
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