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  •  You're goddamn right I'm objecting (7+ / 0-)

    1. Because it gives massive power to lots of private actors, without any due process I can see to restore rights.

    2. Because when I talk about the need to focus on mental health, I mean money being spent to (a) deliver better services, (b) destigmatize them, and (c) identify what types of behaviors are more likely to lead to violence.  This doesn't do that.

    •  I don't read it as giving massive power (5+ / 0-)
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      Adam B, Smoh, splintersawry, tardis10, MRA NY

      to private actors. Mental health care professionals 1st bottom line on all evaluations is "Is the patient a danger to themselves or others?"

      This is really not much different. It asks for that question to be fine tuned down to whether the person is likely to use a weapon to harm themselves or others... a question most mental health care professionals would probably love to be able to ask in order to help save lives.

      What concerns me is when the information gets handed over the the Division of Criminal Justice Services... then what? What criteria do they use to judge whether someone should have their license revoked or not? And what happens with information that would otherwise be protected health care privacy information? How is it handled, tracked, removed? What recourse does the person have to appeal the determination? And so forth.

      But as to your #2... yeah... better treatment first. Legal action second.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:24:22 PM PST

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    •  An Article 78 proceeding (3+ / 0-)
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      Adam B, Andrew C White, ranger995

      would be an avenue of redress to contest a revocation of any license.

      I am a warrior for peace. And not a gentle man... Steve Mason, 1940-2005

      by Wayward Wind on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 12:21:42 AM PST

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