Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, March

DOJ Finds Virginia Violates ADA/Olmstead
The Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice notified Governor Robert F. McDonnell by letter dated February 10, 2011 of the findings that Virginia is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act as interpreted by the United...
Supreme Court Considers Adopting Rules of Court for Involuntary Civil Commitment Proceedings
The Supreme Court of Virginia has begun the process of adopting a new Part 9 to the Rules of Court for Involuntary Civil Commitment Proceedings under Title 37.2 of the Code of Virginia. The Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia establish the procedures...
Use of Mandatory Outpatient Treatment in Virginia a Preliminary Report on the First Two Years
The civil commitment reforms adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2008 included changes designed to make mandatory outpatient treatment (MOT) a more effective component of Virginia's commitment process. The new legislation, which became effective...