The bill contains more than a dozen measures to combat the state’s record opioid-related deaths and to support addiction treatment and recovery.
Author: Kristen Fountain
Competency hearing dispute lands mental health commissioner in contempt of court
A Superior Court judge issued a scathing order late last week, calling out the Vermont Department of Mental Health for “continued obstruction of the criminal justice process.”
Vermont Medicaid expected to start paying dentists more
A 50% increase in dental provider rates is likely this summer. Will it help more Vermonters get access to dental care?
Mental health disparities among Vermont children are clear in youth survey
Results from the survey conducted in high schools and middle schools in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic show again that girls, students of color and LGBTQ+ students suffer from depression, anxiety and self-harm at much higher rates than their peers.
New OneCare leader appointed amid budget scrutiny
A University of Vermont Health Network executive will serve as interim CEO, while the accountable care organization faces its state regulator over an upended 2023 budget.
UVM Medical Center patient survives a six-story fall
The hospital confirmed that a patient fell out of a window on the main campus in Burlington and continues to be treated there.
New mental health treatment facility opens, and others are in early stages
Legislation in process lays the groundwork for other projects to supplement the inpatient beds that came online last week at a new secure residential location in Essex.
3 years into the pandemic, Vermonters are still getting — and struggling with — long Covid
For Vermonters who live with chronic illness following a case of Covid-19, and the doctors who treat them, the public health crisis continues.
State auditor’s powers remain limited as legislation lingers in committee
A Senate bill that would give the Office of the Vermont State Auditor the power to examine the records of state contractors is unlikely to come up for a vote in the House this year.
Final Reading: Advocates, lawmakers seek to decriminalize magic mushrooms
The testimony came in the context of two companion bills, H.371 and S.114, that would decriminalize possession of psilocybin and create a Psychedelic Therapy Advisory Working Group.