32 Dev. Mental Health L. 1 (2013)

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MENTAL HEALTH LAW
The Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy - The University of Virginia
Volume 32, Issue 1                                              January 2013
Highlights in This Issue
* Confidentiality: A Conundrum in Veterans Behavioral Health Care
* Faculty Handbook Provides Guidance in Assisting Students in Distress;
FERPA Privacy Exceptions Permit Faculty Intervention/Referral
* Recently Decided Cases
*  US Supreme Court Holds Incompetence of State Prisoner Does Not Suspend
Federal Habeas Proceeding
*  US Supreme Court Denies Review of Idaho's Abolition of Insanity Defense;
Three Justices Dissent
*  Virginia Supreme Court Finds Use of Video Conferencing in Annual SVP
Review Hearing Provides Due Process
*  Tenth Circuit Finds Right to Counsel in Post-Conviction Proceeding to Determine
Whether Mental Retardation Bars Imposition of Death Penalty; Rejects Use of
Flynn Effect in Determining IQ
*  Defendant Detained in Mental Health Facility for Restoration to Competency Is
Prisoner under Prison Litigation Reform Act
*  Iowa Supreme Court Finds Due Process Does Not Require Jury Instruction on
Consequences of Insanity Verdict
Confidentiality: A Conundrum in Veterans Behavioral Health Care
By: Camilla Schwoebel, MS, LPC, with assistance from Roger Schlimbach
Great strides have been made in the research, diagnosis and treatment of Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD) since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the ensuing
increase in this diagnosis among returning combat veterans. Yet, despite advancements in care,
many veterans still do not seek treatment. While the reasons for this differ widely, from lack of
transportation to the stoic nature of those who serve in the military, none is more troubling than

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