New Guidelines for Handling Psychiatric Crisis

SenCreighDeeds on Senate Floor (560x429)Virginia will have new rules for managing people in a psychiatric crisis under final legislation approved on the last day of the General Assembly session.  The bills extend the length of time that a person in a dangerous state of mind can be held in an emergency and ensure that a secure psychiatric bed will be found. And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, this is only the first step for an initiative that will also evaluate how well the new system works.

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