Thursday, April 8, 2010

Proposed Mental Health Legislation

Two proposed pieces of legislation may change the way mental health services are delivered in Pennsylvania.

Some say its a step in the right direction. Others say it's a breach of our constitutional rights - and too costly for our state to bear.

House Bill 2186 and Senate Bill 251 would amend the 34-year-old Mental Health Procedures Act so families, physicians or officials could obtain court-ordered outpatient treatment for the severely mentally ill - without their consent.

Listen to the story here.

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