Task Force Releases Recommendations to Protect the Rights of Coloradans Experiencing Mental Health Crises

A task force created to evaluate the legality of ‘mental health holds’ provided recommendations this week to ensure people who are experiencing a mental health crisis receive proper treatment and constitutional protections.

The task force was created at the direction of Gov. John Hickenlooper last year after he vetoed SB 16-169, citing concerns about the due process rights of individuals experiencing mental health crisis.

The group also developed recommendations to bolster system capacity, streamline regulations and maximize the state’s existing behavioral health resources; understand the need for and overcome barriers to inpatient care for people in mental health crisis; and develop data tracking systems to better understand the scope of the mental health hold problem in Colorado.

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Read the list of recommendations here.

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Task Force Releases Recommendations to Protect the Rights of Coloradans Experiencing Mental Health Crises

A task force created to evaluate the legality of ‘mental health holds’ provided recommendations this week to ensure people who are experiencing a mental health crisis receive proper treatment and constitutional protections.

The task force was created at the direction of Gov. John Hickenlooper last year after he vetoed SB 16-169, citing concerns about the due process rights of individuals experiencing mental health crisis.

The group also developed recommendations to bolster system capacity, streamline regulations and maximize the state’s existing behavioral health resources; understand the need for and overcome barriers to inpatient care for people in mental health crisis; and develop data tracking systems to better understand the scope of the mental health hold problem in Colorado.

Read the full article here.

Read the list of recommendations here.

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