Tag Archives: mental health

Maryland might have accelerated ‘red flag’ trend

(Vladimir Cetinski / Depositphotos.com)

Welcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Frontiero v. Richardson decision striking down as unconstitutional the denial of benefits to women in the military that are provided to their male colleagues. Here are some news items ...

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Md. lawmakers tackled range of health issues in 2017 session

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen (Adam Bednar/The Daily Record).

Under the shadow of federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly this session passed several bills that look to insulate Marylanders from changes to the health insurance law and passed packages of bills designed to ...

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‘We’ve got a crisis in Maryland’

Carmela Coyle, president of the Maryland Hospital Association. (File)

The Maryland Hospital Association keeps a busy calendar during the legislative session in Annapolis. Carmela Coyle, the association’s president and CEO, said this year the organization would offer recommendations on more than 100 bills. And this year she’s also had ...

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Judges call on Md. legislature to assert itself in mental health issue

Having district court commissioners determine if defendants are indigent would compromise the commissioners’ ability to be neutral arbiters in cases, Chief Maryland District Court Judge John P. Morrissey told state senators Thursday. ‘We are not the prosecuting body,’ he said. ‘We are the neutral body.’(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Members of Maryland’s judiciary Tuesday called on legislators to ensure that the state health department promptly care for criminal defendants waiting for court-ordered psychological evaluations for possible commitment or to determine their competency to stand trial. Baltimore City District Court Judge George ...

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Union, Hogan administration clash on mental hospital issues

Pat Moran. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

The largest state employees’ union is calling on the governor and Maryland health officials to increase the number of beds and staffing at state mental hospitals. The demands come days after the state health secretary appeared before a Baltimore City Circuit ...

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Mental Health Association of Md. sues fellow mental health group over joint project

The Mental Health Association of Maryland is claiming the National Council for Behavioral Health has attempted to block it from running a mental health training program that the organizations developed and agreed to jointly operate. The program, called Mental Health ...

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Md. panel to hold seminar on handling mental health crisis

TOWSON — A Maryland panel is holding a seminar on how to de-escalate confrontations with people experiencing a mental health crisis. The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions is holding a session on Wednesday afternoon to demonstrate what works and ...

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