Some States Rethinking Laws Protecting Privacy Of Patients With Mental Illness.

In a front-page story, the Wall Street Journal (6/8, A1, Fields, Subscription Publication) reported, in a 2,000-word article, that some states are rethinking laws intended to protect the privacy of persons with mental illnesses. Some family members of individuals with mental illnesses are pushing for changes. People who advocate for persons with mental illness are divided over how to maintain patient rights and simultaneously ensure the safety of the public.

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— “Families of Violent Patients: ‘We’re Locked Out’ of Care, “Gary Fields, The Wall Street Journal, June 07, 2013.

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