Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Virginia finally heading toward a change?

The Virginia Senate Health & Education Committee recently held a subcommittee hearing to address the much publicized problems surrounding their state’s treatment laws.

The hearing centered around two bills, SB 18 and SB 309, which would reform Virginia’s AOT standard and move away from requiring "imminent dangerousness” before someone can be helped.

Advocates from all across the state traveled to Richmond to voice their support for updating Virginia’s antiquated treatment system. TAC commends the Virginia Senate for taking on this important task, and the advocates whose powerful testimony showed the legislature the vital need for mental health reform.