Mental Health Litigation Division Panel Members – Yahoo Group Membership:
Membership in the Mental Health Litigation Division Discussion Yahoo Group is a requirement for all attorneys on the MHLD Panel.
If you are not a member of the Yahoo group, you should join now. You will need a Yahoo account.
Some of you should have received an invitation to join this group if you are not currently a member. Please respond and complete the registration process as soon as possible.
Make sure you include an identifiable display name when you join or edit your membership.
MHLAC’s fall training is taking place on November 9, 2015 at MCLE in Boston. This year’s program is New Approaches to Treatment & Services for Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders
You can find the agenda and registration here.
This program does not replace the requirement that all panel members must take the Mandatory Guardianship Training being offered by CPCS MHLD. See the CPCS Training Calendar for dates and locations for the Mandatory Guardianship Training.
The second CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division guardianship training is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Worcester County Registry of Deeds. You must register for this FREE training. Please use the following link to register and find a description of the event click here
Requests for appointment of appellate counsel in civil commitment, guardianship and substituted judgment cases should be sent to MHAppeals@publiccounsel.net and must include the following:
1. Notice of Appeal
2. Appeal Intake Form
3. Supporting documentation such as the order, motions and objections
Questions should be addressed to MHAppeals@publiccounsel.net.
The first CPCS guardianship training is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Springfield Technical Community College. The training is free, but you need to register. A full description of the event and registration are available using the following link:
The UMASS Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) announced a new webinar series this week. Starting October 14 they will offer seminars on a variety of topics including:
- supports for transition-aged youth
- innovations in integrated care
- risk assessment
- mental health screening
- co-occurring disorders
The Department of Mental Health has filed regulations for public comment implementing the “Reasonable Daily Access to Fresh Air” Act of 2014. This act added access to fresh air to the list of rights of individuals hospitalized in psychiatric facilities operated, contracted or licensed by DMH.
The hearing on the proposed regulations will take place on September 15, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DMH Central Office, 25 Staniford St., Boston, MA 02114. Click here for directions.
Click here to download the Notice of Public Hearing.
Click here to download a copy of the proposed regulations. Continue reading
MHLD panel members are required to complete a day-long training on representing respondents in guardianship cases during the FY 16, which runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This will also satisfy the requirement that panelists complete 8 hours of CLE.The MHLD will offer regional trainings at locations statewide.
The first two trainings, which will take place in Springfield and Worcester.
Mark your calendars:
Friday, November 13, 2015 at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield.
Friday, December 4, 2015
at the Worcester Registry of Deeds in Worcester.
Thanks to everyone who has completed the re-registration process. For those who have not, please keep in mind that the deadline is August 15, 2015. The forms are available in pdf.
Email the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an auto-reply confirming that it has been received.
The National Empowerment Center has announced several peer-related online seminars. They are all free and cover subjects from re-entry to suicide prevention. More information is available here.