Delaware Governor Signs Bill On Emergency Mental-Health Screenings.

In continuing coverage, the AP (7/25) reports that Delaware “Gov. Jack Markell signed a measure Tuesday changing the way emergency mental health screenings are conducted as part of an effort to avoid unnecessary involuntary detentions.” Now, “instead of police taking a person experiencing a mental health crisis to a hospital emergency department in handcuffs,” the new law “allows a psychiatrist or credentialed mental health screener to evaluate a person anywhere.”

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— “Markell signs bill on emergency mental health, “AP,, July 24, 2012.

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