Sunday, February 12, 2006

Consumers and testimony

Consumers who are able to testify at legislative hearings and speak cogently to reporters are unlikely to meet the strict criteria for Kendra’s Law – but ironically, passage would help them anyway.

Because these laws go beyond helping the small group of desperately ill people who need them, by improving the system as a whole and making existing services more effective. That will benefit voluntary users as well as the 75-100 people who will likely be in the program in New Mexico (based on the number in New York).]