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Patients facing forced medication have right to counsel, Md. high court says

Involuntarily committed mental health patients have the right to counsel when administratively appealing a clinical review panel’s decision that they be forcibly medicated despite not presenting an imminent safety danger to themselves or others, Maryland’s top court has ruled. This ...

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Baltimore County agrees to pay $6.5M in fatal police shooting

Baltimore County has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on an interstate highway two years ago. The agreement settles the family’s federal lawsuit alleging that ...

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Pandemic stressing Americans’ mental health, data suggests

WASHINGTON — A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and health organizations are still trying to determine the extent of its impact on Americans’ mental health, but early data suggests it is significant. Self-reported symptoms of anxiety ...

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EEOC sues audiovisual company, alleges disability bias

A Baltimore-based provider of audio-video services violated federal law last year by firing a sales administrator after denying her request to work remotely one day per week to accommodate her anxiety and depression, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged ...

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Opioids settlement will likely be less than expected

Welcome to Monday, the 219th anniversary of the House of Representatives’ breaking in Thomas Jefferson’s favor an Electoral College tie for the presidency between Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Here are some news items to get your week started: — Opioids ...

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