Legislative Highlights will be posted frequently during the legislative session. Read the March 4 Legislative Highlights.
Mental Health System Failures Cited - Broken Promises
Virginia is unnecessarily hospitalizing hundreds of Virginians with mental illness, according to a report issued by the disAbility Law Center of Virginia today. According to the report, Virginia could save more than $26 million each year, simply by assisting people who are ready to move into the community to leave the restrictive hospital settings.
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia today raised concerns about continuing and serious risk of harm to residents of the Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center at Eastern State Hospital.
We learned that a residential provider for children with developmental disabilities was attempting to bypass important human rights. Read more.
dLCV obtains reforms at Harbor Point Behavioral Center Changes are underway to promote and maintain patients’ dignity and emotional and physical safety.
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- DBHDS Individual and Family Support Program (3/2013)
- Upcoming Meetings – PAIMI, Board and Committees
- NDRN Report: Devaluing People with Disabilities – Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights
- Supreme Court’s Decision – VOPA’s Ability to Litigate – Related Documents
- Free Disability Rights Course
- Virginia’s Settlement Agreement with the U. S. Department of Justice