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Md. lawmakers vow bill requiring DHMH to honor court orders

Two state legislators say they will introduce bills that make it clear the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is required to move quickly and obey court orders to accept mentally incompetent defendants who are awaiting trial. Sen. Robert A. "Bobby" Zirkin, D-Baltimore County and chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and Del. Kathleen Dumais, ...

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