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NCJ Number: 150206 Find in a Library
Title: New Law Relating to Community Mental Health Services (1993 Wisconsin Act 445)
Author(s): L Rose
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Legislative Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
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Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the Wisconsin Law, 1993 Wisconsin Act 445, which concerns community mental health services and took effect on May 12, 1994.
Abstract: The law directs the Department of Health and Social Services to develop board member training for human services and community programs, a model community mental health plan, and rules regarding changes in the program certification process. It also expands and revises the rights of patients receiving mental health services. Further components include a revision of laws relating to abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of the property of vulnerable adults and patients and residents of certain programs and facilities; a new procedure for receivership of county departments of community programs and related programs; the creation of penalties for the intentional destruction, damage, concealment, or falsification of treatment records and patient health care records; and provision for appointment of consumers or their family members to human service or community program boards.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Mental health services; Wisconsin
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