Thursday, July 12, 2007

Canadian police praise treatment act

Police officers in Nova Scotia praise the passage of the Involuntary Treatment Act in Canada:

Halifax police Supt. Bill Moore said the new law is useful, particularly since his officers come in contact with people with mental health problems on almost every shift.

"We have to understand a lot of people with mental illness are not going to voluntarily come to the system, so this is the system going back out to them," he said. "So from that point of view, I think it is a step in the right direction."

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