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38 Dev. Mental Health L. 1 (2019)

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       DEVELOPMENTS IN

  M/ENTAL£ HEAL TH LA W

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

Volume 38, Issue 1                                      Summer 2019


                            In This Issue:

In Memoriam                                                    [p. 1]

I. Article: SJ 47 Joint Subcommittee Update                    [p. 2]

II. Behavioral Health Related Legislation Enacted in
   the 2019 General Assembly Session                          [p. 26]

III. Providing Emergency Medical Care without Informed
    Consent: An Important Decision from a Federal District
    Court                                                     [p. 32]

IV. Case Law Developments
      United States Supreme Court                             [p. 38]
      Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals                         [p. 39]

V. Institute Programs                                         [p. 43]



                            In Memoriam

Dr. Samuel Hughes Melton, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health
and Developmental Services, died on August 2, 2019 following an automobile accident. His
obituary (available here), and innumerable tributes to him elsewhere, highlight his extraordi-
nary intelligence and energy, his deep compassion and his dedication to public service. This
issue cites presentations made by Dr. Melton throughout 2018 as he led his department's in-

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