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Your client has just been found not guilty by reason of insanity—Your work is not over By Mark J. Heyrman Mental Health Law, May 2016 Following this successful defense, counsel must ensure that: (1) the defendant is transferred promptly to a Department of Human Services facility for an evaluation; (2) the defendant receives a commitment hearing; and (3) if the defendant is committed, he is given a commitment which is no longer than authorized under 730 ILCS 5/5-2-4(b).
Review of Illinois mental health legislation—2015 By Mark J. Heyrman Mental Health Law, March 2016 Highlights of the bills passed in Illinois in 2015 that affect those who work in the mental health field.
Some new (and old) ways to fix the mental health system in Illinois By Meryl Sosa & Mark J. Heyrman Mental Health Law, March 2015 Hospital emergency rooms throughout Illinois, and across the country, increasingly encounter the problem of "psychiatric boarding"—caring for patients with significant mental health issues in the hospital’s emergency department while waiting for an inpatient hospital bed or transfer to another inpatient facility. This article examines this problem and offers some ways to address it.
Some new (and old) ways to fix the mental health system in Illinois By Meryl Sosa & Mark J. Heyrman Health Care Law, March 2015 Hospital emergency rooms throughout Illinois, and across the country, increasingly encounter the problem of "psychiatric boarding"—caring for patients with significant mental health issues in the hospital’s emergency department while waiting for an inpatient hospital bed or transfer to another inpatient facility. This article examines this problem and offers some ways to address it.

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