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The newsletter of the ISBA’s Mental Health Law Section

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Newsletter Articles From 2018

7 health organizations file lawsuit to protect consumers with pre-existing conditions, allege the short-term, limited-duration plan final rule discriminates October 2018 Seven organizations recently filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance plan rule issued in August by three federal agencies.
Appellate update By Andreas Liewald October 2018 A summary and analysis of the recent appellate case, Lakewood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC v. Department of Public Health.
Appellate updates By Andreas Liewald June 2018 Analyses of two recent appellate cases, In re Jian L. and In re Wilma T.
Case law update By Andreas Liewald February 2018 Recent cases of interest to mental health law practitioners.
Children and mental health law By Dara M. Bass June 2018 A summary of the recent "What's New in Mental Health Law: Mental Health Issues and Legal Professionalism" CLE that took place on May 16.
CLE program highlighted mental health issues and legal professionalism By Dara M. Bass October 2018 An an in-depth summary of the recent “What’s New in Mental Health Law: Mental Health Issues and Legal Professionalism" CLE event. 
Letter from the chair By Sandy Blake October 2018 An introduction to the issue from the Section on Mental Health Law's chair and editor, Sandy Blake.
Mental illness and parenting By Susan O’Neal October 2018 The recently-decided case In re K.E.S. makes clear that the fact that a parent may be living with a serious mental illness does not mean that this parent is unfit or unable to parent their children.
Outgoing chair presented with plaque October 2018 Outgoing chair Rob Connor received a plaque for his work as the Mental Health Law Section Council chair. 
Presentation provides insights into work of psychiatric advanced practice nurses By Patti A. Werner June 2018 To aid in the understanding of possible changes to the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, it is important to understand the education, licensing requirements, scope of practice, and day-to-day work of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.