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36 Dev. Mental Health L. 1 (2017)

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     The Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy  The University of Virginia

Volume  36, Issue 1                                                Spring 2017

                               In This  Issue:

I. Updates: The 2017 General Assembly Session: A New Framework, and Some New
Money, for Virginia's Public Mental Health System                       [p.1]
A. SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee Actions and Recommendations to the 2017 General Assembly
Session                                                                 [p.2]
B. Other Mental Health Related Bills in the 2017 General Assembly       [p.9]

II. Update: Federal Government Finalizes Changes to 42 CFR Part 2 (Confidentiality of
Substance Use Disorder Records)                                         [p.21]

III. Data Corner: Timelines of Emergency Prescreenings Conducted at Community
Services Boards                                                         [p.22]

IV. Case Law Developments                                               [p.26]
       Federal Circuit Court Decisions                                  [p.26]
       State Court Decisions                                            [p.28]

V. Institute Programs                                                   [p.31]

                                 . Updates
    The  2017  General  Assembly   Session:  A New   Framework, and Some
          New   Money,  for Virginia's  Public Mental   Health  Sys em

There were a number of significant legislative and budgetary actions in the 2017 General
Assembly  session relating to mental health. Of particular importance was the General
Assembly's  passage of legislation that establishes a comprehensive framework for
Virginia's community-based public mental health care system, built around ten mandated
core services to be provided by  local community  services boards (CSBs) and
behavioral health authorities (BHAs). This framework, originally presented by the
Director of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
(DBHDS)   as STEP  VA   (System Transformation, Excellence and Performance in
Virginia), was supported by the Governor's proposed budget, endorsed by the SJ 47 Joint


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