NYLPI Supports A.10239-A to Ensure Legal Protections for People with Mental IllnessMay 24, 2022
The budget language grants criminal court judges the authority to refer individuals with mental illness to hospitals that are not licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health and which would therefore not authorize protections available solely to those in OMH-licensed facilities, including access to legal representation, higher quality mental health care and assessments, and robust discharge planning. A.10239-A corrects these injustices.
Read the full Memo of Support on our website.
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