Kevin’s Law’ Provides Support for Mental Health Patients
By Beth Florkowski of Fausone Bohn, LLP on Friday, November 25, 2016.
House Bill 4674 signed by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley makes it easier for individuals dealing with mental health issues to get treatment. This update of “Kevin’s Law” will provide access to intervention and treatment for individuals struggling with mental health issues earlier than before.
hospitalization, with the idea that allowing a person’s impaired judgement to be a treatment factor, instead of only their behavior. This is intended to prevent individuals from becoming a danger to themselves or others.
Lieutenant Governor Calley stated, “Through early intervention and assisted outpatient treatment options, we are helping provide support around those suffering to restore their capacity for independence. The availability of more treatment options will help address the root cause of the problem while also reducing many avoidable law enforcement situations.”
If you or a loved one are suffering from a mental illness, do not be afraid to reach out. At Fausone Bohn, we can assist families struggling with getting care for a mentally impaired person. We can also represent families with a mentally ill or elder family member when they are injured or abused by improper care. If you or your family needs representation, call 248-380-0000 and ask to speak with Breeda O’Leary-Brassfield or Dan Williams.