Defeat the Murphy Bill (H.R. 3717)

By DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN

Just In from DRW 12/20/13: Help overcome this threat to community mental health services:
Mental Health Task Force Update

See below for an update from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. It includes information about a new bill (HR 3717) authored by Rep. Tim Murphy which Bazleon indicates would “eliminate critical legal representation for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, strip their privacy rights, and redirect federal funds from low-cost, innovative community services for high-cost, involuntary services that are ineffective, including involuntary outpatient commitment.” This would result in major reductions to community mental health services and advocacy services in Wisconsin. See below for links to additional information.

Click here for the Bazelon article

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
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barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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