Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 4, October-December

Clients' Rights in Community Programs Considered
In accordance with Title 37.1-84.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation has proposed Rules and Regulations to Assure the Rights of Clients of Community Programs Licensed or Funded by the Department...
How It Might Work
Monday, 10 A.M. Bill H., an outpatient at R. Mental Health Center, has not taken his medication for several weeks and has become assaultive toward a neighbor. The police and the crisis intervention center are called. Based upon Bill's behavior as observed...
Rights for Adult Home Residents Proposed
In an effort to increase the protection of the rights of adult homes residents in Virginia, Delegate Mary Marshall is expected to introduce in the 1984 General Assembly a bill describing the "rights and responsibilities of residents of homes for adults."...
The Proposed Legislation: House Bill No. 4
The following are excerpts from the House Bill No. 4, submitted to the 1984 Session of the General Assembly. Sections which remain substantially unchanged have not been reprinted. [[section][section] 37.1-1 and 37.1-63 omitted here] [section]...
Virginians with Disabilities Act Introduced
At the request of Governor Charles S. Robb, a bill calling for the enactment of the "Virginians with Disabilities Act" will be considered by the 1984 General Assembly. Its chief patron is Delegate Warren G. Stambaugh. Describes and Protects Civil...