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Delaware Mental Health Task Force Continues Work

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BEAR, Del. (AP) - A task force studying Delaware's civil mental health laws is finishing up a work on a comprehensive report recommending several changes aimed at ensuring effective, fair treatment of Delawareans with mental health issues.
    
The task force held its final meeting Tuesday as members eye a Jan. 1 deadline for submitting a report with their findings to the General Assembly and the governor.
    
Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf says the panel's work will result in comprehensive legislative changes that will be considered by state lawmakers next year.
    
The task force studied a variety of issues, including improving mental health treatment for juveniles, reducing the amount of time that people suffering psychiatric crises spend in hospital emergency departments, and freeing up bed space on weekends at mental health facilities.

 

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