Friday, July 20, 2007

The need for reform is irrefutable

Today’s title is a quote from Richard Bonnie, discussing the state of Virginia’s mental health system before the Virginia Tech Review Panel. Professor Bonnie, chair of a parallel Virginia commission focusing on the mental health system, also addressed the utilization of outpatient commitment in Virginia. Bonnie suggested that increased use of outpatient commitment systems would be more effective and ultimately less costly than the current arrangement. We couldn’t agree more.