33 Dev. Mental Health L. 1 (2014)

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MENTAL HEALTH LAW
The Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy - The University of Virginia
Volume 33, Issue 1                                             February 2014
Highlights in This Issue
* Consortium for Risk-Based Firearms Policy Recommends Evidence-
Based Changes to State and Federal Gun Policies
*  DOJ/HHS Propose Regulatory Changes Clarifying Mental Health
Firearms Prohibition and Reporting Requirements
*  Illinois Department of Human Services Clarifies Clear and Present
Danger Mental Health Reporting Requirements; All Individuals with
Developmental Disabilities Included
*  Recently Decided and Pending Cases
o  Supreme Court Reinstates Death Penalty Holding Prosecution May Introduce
Expert Psychological Opinion Rebutting Voluntary Intoxication Defense
o  Tenth Circuit Requires Treatment Plan with Medications and Maximum Dosages
before Authorizing Involuntary Medication of Incompetent Defendant
o  DC Circuit Rejects Special Circumstances Argument of Potential Lengthy Civil
Commitment in Upholding Involuntary Medication Order
o  Tenth Circuit Holds Insanity Defense Precludes Acceptance-of-Responsibility
Downward Adjustment to Sentencing Guidelines
Consortium for Risk-Based Firearms Policy Recommends Evidence-Based
Changes to State and Federal Gun Policies
The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearms Policy (Consortium) released its Reports,
Guns, Public Health and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for State Policy,( State
Report)' and Guns, Public Health and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for
Federal Policy,(Federal Report)n1 in December proposing evidence-based changes to both
state and federal policy designed to reduce the risk of gun violence by individuals with mental
health illness and other risk populations. Composed of the nation's leading researchers,

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