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Virginia Lawmaker Settles Suit; Seeks Mental-Health Reform
Posted on Oct 17 2018
Associated Press

Discusses the reforms that Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds has pushed for since his son's death including a law requiring mental-health patients to be transported to a state hospital if space isn't found in a public or private facility. The state has also created a real-time psychiatric bed registry to help mental-health workers find spaces in their region. The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health has also committed to holding annual seminars to help mental-health workers.