Navigation Links
New Mexico Debates Over Forcing Mentally Ill People To Seek Treatment

The recent spate of killings by mentally ill people in the United States has revived the debate as to whether such people should be forced to seek treatment even if they have not committed any crime. Lawmakers in New Mexico are preparing// to argue about a bill that seeks to compel mentally ill people into seeking treatment for their condition.

Gov. Bill Richardson has conveyed his support for the Bill and were it to be approved, this would become the 43rd state to back a law that allows family members, doctors or concerned relatives to get a court order to force mentally ill people into seeking treatment. If the patients refuse treatment, the law says that they can be confined in a hospital. Backers of this law say that overhauling the mental health system would ensure that patients can get treatment so that they do not harm themselves or others in future. "We are talking about a small group of people who do not get help because they don't want help or know they need help," said Mary T. Zdanowicz, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. But others say that the new laws contravene civil rights of the people. They point to the fact that in California administrators have been unable to find the money to pay for the treatment even after passing this law. The proposal to implement Kendra's law was voiced in New Mexico after a deranged Albuquerque man shot dead five people in August. The law takes its name from Kendra Webdale, who was pushed in front of a train by a schizophrenic in 1999. State Representative Joni Marie Gutierrez said that the bill would help hopeless mental cases as well, "A lot of families have been keeping this under wraps and trying to take care of loved ones on their own," she said. "They don't have the legal means to petition the court for treatment."
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Race Based Genome Project Launched By Mexico
2. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
3. New Mexico State Hospitals Information Website
4. Mexico Ministry: No Bird Flu Infection Across US Border
5. Crisis Of Bubonic Plague In New Mexico
6. Legalization of Abortion in Mexico City Raises Heckles
7. Wal-Mart Mexico Makes Shelf Space for Inexpensive Generic Drugs
8. Mentally Demanding Jobs Found To Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer’
9. Mentally Imbalanced AIDS patient Chained
10. CMHA Calls For Better Trained Police For Dealing With The Mentally Ill
11. Australias Mentally ill, ill at ease with Quality of Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... has seen a significant spike in their clients' employee participation for their wellness ... health screening by implementing a high-deductible health plan with outcome-based deductible incentives. As ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... Stern Environmental Group , of Secaucus, New Jersey, working in conjunction ... Real Time Monitoring (RTM) Device. Stern Environmental Group will sell the first monitoring ... use in dormitories, shelters, and nursing homes for real time bedbug monitoring in May ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... (Rudy) Cifolelli has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Cifolelli’s ... U.S. and international sales in the rapidly expanding field of organizational social engineering. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... Jericho Project has named LaToya Williams-Belfort to the position of Chief Development and ... for the nationally-acclaimed nonprofit, working closely with CEO Tori Lyon and the Board of ... roots. , “LaToya Williams-Belfort is joining Jericho at an exciting time of growth ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... , ... How to Write Error Free Procedures, **Presented by Ginette M. Collazo ... is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses in many ... human performance problems can be prevented. , How to Write Error Free Procedures, part ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Open Access Journal ... Neurophysiology  Elsevier , a world-leading provider ... today announced the launch of Clinical Neurophysiology ... that focuses on clinical practice issues in clinical neurophysiology. ... series, normal values and didactic reviews. It is an ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... 23, 2016 According to ... Market by Product (Wheelchair, Scooters, Medical Beds, Bathroom ... Critical Care, Wound), Accessories (Lifting, Transfer) & by ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the patient handling equipment market ... 2021 at a CAGR of 10.5% during the ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... Transparency Market Research has published ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, ... report, the exocrine pancreatic insufficiency market is anticipated to ... 2023 to reach US$2.85 Bn by 2023. ... the deficiency of the exocrine pancreatic enzymes, causing failure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: