Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Albuquerque passes Kendra's Law

The Albuquerque City Council last night passed Kendra's Law. The measure now goes to Mayor Martin Chavez for signature. Chavez has been an outspoken advocate for the law, which will help a small number of Albuquerque's sickest citizens who cannot make informed treatment decisions.

In an editorial supporting the ordinance – and a statewide version of the law as well - The Albuquerque Tribune said, “[U]ntil the country and the state get serious about mental health, this city ordinance is a responsible step toward helping those in need and protecting society from any harm they might inflict on others.”

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