Articles From Patricia A. Werner

Requirement that parents relinquish custody of their children in order to get mental health services addressed by new state law By Patricia A. Werner Mental Health Law, March 2015 For decades, Illinois parents who could not afford intensive mental health services for their child had two options: deny the child needed mental health services or give custody to the Department of Children and Family Services so the child could receive the necessary treatment. A new law that became effective on January 1, 2015 aims to resolve this issue.

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