The CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division is now accepting applications for its 3 day Civil Commitment Certification Training taking place November 2, 3 and 17, 2017. The training will be held at the Brockton CPCS office, 144 Main Street, 1st floor conference room on the following dates:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
To apply, please click on the link to download the application here.
Deadline to submit the application is October 12, 2017.
Applicants to the program must be accepted prior to registering for the training.
For further information about the Mental Health Litigation Division Civil Commitment Certification Training process, please contact Joe Robinson at 617-910-5784, firstname.lastname@example.org or Paulette Marie at 617-910-5844, email@example.com
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