Public hearing set on Vt forced medication billThe Associated Press | January 28,2014MONTPELIER Two Vermont Senate committees want to hear from the public about a bill that would change the procedures for requiring some mental patients to take psychiatric medications against their will.
Lawmakers have heard from hospitals and mental health officials that the state needs to speed up its legal process for involuntary medication and treatment.
Among other changes the bill proposes is substituting a mandatory hearing for a voluntary hearing to determine if the person is in need of treatment. It also would create an expedited application for such treatment.
A public hearing will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 11 of the Statehouse in Montpelier.MORE IN Vermont NewsMONTPELIER Three Vermont ski areas at least partially located in the Green Mountain National... Full StoryCity Council This Week Lends Support to Citizens to Protect Berlin Pond Petition Full StoryBOSTON I need to run. Full Story
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