Work in Progress
Edwards, Douglas J., Behavioral Healthcare
Late last year, I began to pay particular attention to efforts in Virginia to reform its mental healthcare system and laws/policies related to people with mental illness. In October 2006, the state Supreme Court organized the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform to study mental health laws in Virginia and make recommendations to the General Assembly. It's a fascinating multidisciplinary effort (not appreciated by some legislators, by the way), and I commented on it in my December editorial.
To gain more perspective on the state's progress with mental health system transformation, I asked Mary Ann Bergeron, executive director of the Virginia …
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Publication information: Article title: Work in Progress. Contributors: Edwards, Douglas J. - Author. Magazine title: Behavioral Healthcare. Volume: 27. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 2007. Page number: 6. © 2009 Vendome Group LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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