Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'mental health'

Cuomo Offers Budget With More Trims Than Deep Cuts - NYTimes.com

Today's NY Times highlights some pieces of Governor Cuomo's state of the State: Mr. Cuomo also proposed saving more than $750 million by limiting planned increases on mental health programs and social services, including eliminating an automatic cost-of-living increase for...

NY court notes terms for health disclosures - WSJ.com

The Wall Street Journal posted an AP release on its website on a Court of Appeals decision concerning patient record privacy: New York's top court says medical officials seeking a patient's mental health records in order to require further treatment...

Court of Appeals Refuses OMH Record Request

From today's Albany Times-Union: New York's top court has refused to order nursing homes to give state lawyers access to hundreds of psychiatric patients so they can advocate for their rights to treatment alternatives, living conditions or even release. The...

More on Federal Mental Health Parity

Here's the lead to the US News & World Report encapsulation of the new federal mental health parity law: Access to mental-health care should soon be cheaper and easier for millions of Americans, thanks to a "mental-health parity" law signed...

X-link to NYSBA blogs

So what are other NYSBA blogs doing this first week of October? There are several new posts and some cross linking of subjects of mutual interest among NYSBA Section blogs. The more active blog writing so far is General Practice...

C. Brown on "Creating a positive culture for children"

From the State Bar News, NYSBA's Annual Meeting Edition (March/April 2008), an article by Cailin Brown on the Presidential Summit, am panel, leads the issue (1) ...Experts shared ideas on breaking the cycle for youth at risk, Cailin Brown reports,...

Kendra's Law Discussed in Washington Post

Today's Washington Post has an article giving some lengthy and favorable treatment to New York's Kendra's Law. Susan Wezel had been committed to the city's hospital wards more than a dozen times in 10 years. Her psychosis was so deep...

Department of Insurance Circular Letters

The Insurance Department has an index of health-related circular letters on its website. There is a direct link to letters issued since 1994 and the actual letter can be downloaded or printed from the DOI website. To get copies of...

Update on NYS Regulations

I will be posting on items published in the New York State Register that are of interest to health lawyers. I will also write about new Federal regulations that are particularly noteworthy or significant to health lawyers. If you see...

Mental Health and Privacy Topics of Report on Virginia Tech Tragedy

Top officials from the United States Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services have released their report after a review of some of the issues raised by the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. The report addresses confusion and...

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