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Our View of the Legislature: Guardianship
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Our View of the Legislature: Guardianship

There are several bills under consideration that will change Virginia’s guardianship processes. This posting is an update on some of the bills related to Virginia's guardianship processes that dLCV is currently tracking.

Our View of the Legislature: Mental Health
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Our View of the Legislature: Mental Health

The legislature has many bills before it that would make it easier for the state to force someone into mental health treatment through a process called mandatory outpatient treatment (MOT).  The dLCV is especially concerned that consumer voices were not included in the work group that developed some of these proposals. 

Our View of the Legislature: Mental Health
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Our View of the Legislature: Mental Health

The legislature has many bills before it that would make it easier for the state to force someone into mental health treatment (mandatory outpatient treatment). We are currently reviewing these bills and conferring with other advocacy groups. We will continue to post regular updates on developments in the legislature to our website.

Our View of the Legislature
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Our View of the Legislature

The 2020 legislative session in Virginia begins today, January 8th at noon. Even though this is a long session – 60 days – we expect that things will move very quickly! We will post regular updates on developments in the legislature to our website.

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February 14, 2019 – Legislative Highlights

2019 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Highlights February 14, 2019 The work of legislative committees is now wrapping up.  Although “sine die,” the end of the session, is scheduled for February 23, most committees expect to conclude their work this week. Here’s the latest on proposed bills that would impact the rights of people with disabilities...