• Public hearing set on Vt forced medication bill
    The Associated Press | January 28,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    MONTPELIER — 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.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN Vermont News
    BARRE — It’s official: Reg Abare is the $5 million man. Full Story
    MONTPELIER — American Christian evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham encouraged a crowd of... Full Story
    More Articles