The bill passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously Friday and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
It passed a bill that’s expected to help. And Senate President Tim Ashe says he has asked the Human Services Agency for a plan to do more.
Rep. Bill Lippert, D-Hinesburg, the chair of House Health Care, said the panel hopes to pass all four bills before crossover.
Community-based services, when properly resourced, will keep people suffering from mental health and addiction issues out of our emergency departments.
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed S.3, which seeks to clarify mental health providers’ responsibilities when discharging a patient who may be dangerous.
The Vermont Senate passed a bill, S.14, on Friday that would extend the scope of a program that helps doctors recover from substance abuse. The voluntary Vermont Practitioner Health Program was designed to protect the public. Many doctors are referred to it by the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. If the bill becomes law, Vermont […]
Doctors, nurses and staffers have been undergoing retraining to use two new programs that emphasize mindfulness.
Witnesses said level funding is a major problem for local agencies that provide mental health and disability services.
Employees at the state facility in Berlin say they are understaffed. Hospital-employed doctors say patients are being “boarded” in their emergency rooms.
Lt. Anthony French, a 19-year Vermont State Police veteran, has assumed command of the Westminster barracks.
The Vermont Legislature will hold a joint hearing on the status of front-line workers at mental health facilities, including the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin. The House Health Care Committee and Senate Health and Welfare Committee are holding the hearing Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 11 of the Statehouse in Montpelier. […]
News Release — NAMI Vermont Jan. 20, 2017 Contacts: Laurie Emerson – NAMI Vermont 802-876-7949 x100 – email@example.com Peter Mallary – VAMHAR 802-223-6263 – firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Tessler – Vermont Care Partners 802-279-0464 – Julie@vermontcarepartners.org MONTPELIER, VERMONT—Hundreds of Vermonters will rally together at the State House for Mental Health Advocacy Day on Tuesday, January 31st from […]
Vermont’s smallest hospital has joined some others in creating a special room in response to an increasing number of people seeking emergency mental health treatment.
They include improving police training, increasing funding for mental health services providers and establishing a commission to review police use of force. The goal is to avoid another death like Ralph “Phil” Grenon’s.